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Norcross, Ga.-based Comverge Inc. has announced that from June through September, the period known in North America as the summer cooling season, the company contributed more than 32 GWh of reduced electricity demand from commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential customers.

According to the company, this doubles the 16 GWh of energy reduction Comverge delivered during the 2011 cooling season. Comverge executed more than 235 demand response events in the 2012 summer cooling season compared to 199 events during all of 2011.

Outside of North America, Comverge has delivered over the past two months more than 3 GWh of reduction for Eskom, the largest electricity provider in Africa. With the recent reduction in supply reserve margin due to unit maintenance, the Demand Response Rewards program has played an important role in helping Eskom maintain grid reliability, Comverge adds.

To deliver reliable load reduction, Comverge says it offers a suite of intelligent energy management solutions that optimize the deployment and execution of demand response programs such as direct load control and dynamic pricing.

“Thirty-five gigawatt-hours of reduced electricity demand is a significant amount, and that level of curtailment can only be achieved through deployment of large-scale programs across residential and commercial and industrial programs that are enabled through proven and comprehensive technologies,” says R. Blake Young, president and CEO of Comverge.



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