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Comverge Inc. has annoucned it is expanding its international presence by establishing a regional research and development (R&D) operation in Japan.

The presence will be partially funded by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which selected Comverge to be part of its Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Japan. According to Comverge, the METI program incentivizes global organizations to establish business operations in Japan and Comverge was one of four organizations to be selected.

"With recent changes to its energy supply and plans for utility restructuring, Japan is looking to add demand-side resources to its energy mix," says R. Blake Young, president and CEO of Comverge. "We are grateful to METI for its selection of Comverge and look forward to establishing R&D operations in Japan. This will enable us to rapidly adapt our proven, comprehensive technology to the Japanese market so we can start working with utilities to implement demand response programs."




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