Norcross, Ga., October 22, 2012 – From June through September 2012, the period known in North America as the summer cooling season, Comverge contributed more than 32 GWh of reduced electricity demand from C&I and residential customers.
This doubles the 16 GWh of energy reduction Comverge delivered during the 2011 cooling season. Comverge executed more than 235 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, as it delivers on the creation of Africa’s first open market for demand response resources. With the recent reduction in supply reserve margin due to unit maintenance, the Demand Response Rewards program has played an increasingly critical role helping Eskom maintain grid reliability.
The combined 35 GWh in energy reduction delivered by Comverge is the equivalent of taking more than 36,000 homes off the grid for one month. The growth in energy reduction further demonstrates the critical role that demand response plays in the nation’s energy mix and the importance of proven and comprehensive technologies when it comes to significant load reduction.
To deliver reliable load reduction, Comverge provides 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.