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PECO Selects Comverge for Energy Management Program

Comverge, Inc. has been selected by PECO, an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corp., to provide a comprehensive program to support the PECO Smart Ideas initiative. The new program, built on Comverge’s Apollo Demand Response Management System software, an energy management platform, makes PECO one of the state’s first utilities to address the energy efficiency and demand response targets mandated by Pennsylvania Act 129. The agreement is subject to oversight by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is the state’s largest utility, serving 1.6 million electric and 485,000 natural gas customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. PECO selected Comverge to support its broader energy efficiency goals as part of PECO Smart Ideas, a suite of energy saving programs supporting Pennsylvania Act 129 targets of reducing energy consumption by 3 percent and peak demand by 4.5 percent by a 2013 deadline. Under the 3-year agreement, Comverge will provide full turnkey services for the PECO Smart A/C Saver program including hardware, enrollment, installation and call center services. The agreement includes the installation of more than 145,000 residential and commercial energy management devices, making this the largest deployment in the state of Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country.

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