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Houston-based Comverge Inc., a provider of smart-grid, demand-management and energy-efficiency solutions, has released its Apollo system at its annual users' group meeting.

Apollo represents the industry's first integrated demand-response management system that links in-home demand-response devices to electric utility operations and back-office applications. Apollo is an enterprise-class, 100% Web-based application, designed to provide a platform for advanced demand-management applications, as well as future Comverge software applications.

Key features of this Apollo release include the following:

- integrated load-reduction estimation that provides system operators an intuitive view of the amount of demand reduction capability achieved;

- utility management program design and administration tools;

- control strategy design and modeling tools for Comverge's suite of hardware solutions; and

- control event and dispatch management tools for submitting prescheduled control events.

For more information, visit comverge.com.

SOURCE: Comverge Inc.

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