Comverge software to boost demand response for Progress Energy Florida

IntelliSOURCE will centrally control more than 500,000 energy management devices from multiple manufacturers that will be deployed throughout Florida

Norcross, Ga., October 30, 2012 — Progress Energy Florida will use Comverge's IntelliSOURCE Demand Response Management System to migrate its EnergyWise Home residential demand-side management program from a one-way to two-way communication system.

Implemented as part of the utility's demand response project, IntelliSOURCE will centrally control more than 500,000 energy management devices from multiple manufacturers that will be deployed throughout Florida. IntelliSOURCE is Comverge's software platform that enables automation and end-to-end support for mass-market demand response programs.

Progress Energy Florida will also use IntelliSOURCE to automate and manage the workflow required to install all 500,000 devices through the integrated work management capabilities of the software.

Progress Energy Florida provides electricity and related services to more than 1.6 million customers. In 2010, the energy provider received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant to begin a multi-year series of investments in equipment, systems and technologies that would add "intelligence" to its electric power grid.

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