SOUTH AFRICA. Dec. 21, 2011. Comverge Inc. a provider of intelligent energy management solutions for residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, announced that it has been selected by Eskom, the largest electricity provider in Africa, to manage its supply and demand challenges by creating and co-managing Africa’s first open market for demand response resources. Under the terms of the approximately $27 million agreement, Comverge will deploy the IntelliSOURCE 2.0 platform for Eskom to register, dispatch and operate a new competitive demand response market in South Africa for an initial 500 MW of demand response resources. In addition, the agreement calls for Comverge to provide at least 100 MW directly as one of the new curtailment service providers (CSPs) serving this newly established market.
“We are excited to launch the Eskom Demand Response Aggregation Pilot Programme (DRAPP) to leverage the power of demand response to help ensure greater grid reliability across
“Working closely with Eskom, Comverge will establish the first sophisticated, broadly available capacity market in
The terms of the contract are for a pilot program scheduled to run through March 31, 2013. To support the partnership with Eskom, Comverge will open a new office in