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NV Energy Extends Partnership With Comverge

Comverge, Inc. has announced an extended agreement with NV Energy to continue to manage the industry's largest smart grid ready demand response program and build-out additional megawatts (MW). The new agreement continues the longstanding relationship between Comverge and NV Energy and follows the 2-year build out of more than 100 MW of residential and small commercial load reduction.

NV Energy provides electricity to 2.4 million electric customers throughout Nevada and northeastern California. Under the new agreement, Comverge will continue to manage its 143 MW program and build-out an additional 12 MW, bringing the program total to more than 155 MWs. Comverge will also provide its SuperStat programmable communicating thermostats. In addition, NV Energy and Comverge may explore additional demand response technologies to support its Advanced Service Delivery (ASD) roll-out, further future-proofing current and future smart grid initiatives.

The original agreement between NV Energy and Comverge provided customer choice and empowerment through advanced technology to facilitate NV Energy's smart grid transition. In May 2007, Comverge announced its contract with NV Energy to provide 100 MW of demand response capacity beyond the approximately 23 MWs NV Energy had previously built-out. In 2008, the contract was expanded by an additional 20 MW and by 2009 Comverge and NV Energy had successfully achieved 143 MW of installed capacity, making this one of the largest outsourced demand response projects in North America to date.

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