updated 2/1/2011 8:18:13 AM ET 2011-02-01T13:18:13

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DistribuTECH -- Comverge, Inc. (Nasdaq:COMV), the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial and Industrial customers, today announced it will be integrating the Carrier® ComfortChoice®Touch thermostat into its IntelliSOURCE platform to enhance residential energy management programs. This integration will provide utilities with a comprehensive solution comprised of Comverge's leading IntelliSOURCE platform and the Carrier ComfortChoice Touch smart thermostats using ZigBee® communications technology.

"The Carrier smart thermostat was a natural choice for the program," said Comverge President and CEO, R. Blake Young. "An essential piece of any successful energy management program is the integrated hardware and software that takes into account both the needs of the utility and the end user. By integrating our leading IntelliSOURCE platform with the innovative Carrier smart thermostats, Comverge is enabling a best-in-class solution that is easy-to-use, flexible, and readily tailored to enhance the way energy is both delivered and consumed."

As a recognized leader in providing intelligent energy management and demand response solutions to electric utilities, Comverge has an established track record reducing energy consumption during times of peak demand. Integrating the IntelliSOURCE platform and ComfortChoice thermostats establishes a comprehensive solution for utilities developing intelligent energy solutions for the residential market that includes direct load control, price response and customer messaging.

About Comverge

With more than 500 utility and 2,100 commercial customers, as well as five million residential deployments, Comverge brings unparalleled industry knowledge and experience to offer the most reliable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective intelligent energy management programs. We deliver the insight and control that enables energy providers and consumers to optimize their power usage through the industry's only proven, comprehensive set of technology, services and information management solutions. For more information, visit www.comverge.com .

About Carrier Corp.

Carrier Corp. is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

CONTACT: Simon Jones
         PR for Comverge, Inc.

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