updated 5/4/2011 1:17:33 PM ET 2011-05-04T17:17:33

NORCROSS, Ga., May 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge, Inc. (Nasdaq:COMV), the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial + Industrial (C+I) customers, today announced that it has been selected by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), the largest water reclamation district in the United States, to significantly expand its existing demand response program. By leveraging Comverge's comprehensive portfolio of Intelligent Energy Management solutions, MWRDGC now has the ability to decrease its energy use during peak demand by more than 300 percent over previous years' use.

Working closely with Comverge to devise a program that best fits its business needs, the MWRDGC can now quickly and efficiently reduce its energy usage if the region's electricity grid is on the verge of a brownout or blackout. The new program leverages Comverge's Intelligent Energy Management solutions and has the capability to increase the curtailment capabilities available to MWRDGC by more than 300 percent.

"MWRDGC should be commended for its continued effort to reduce strain on the electricity grid for thousands of customers in the greater Chicago area," said Chris Camino, executive vice president of sales and CMO, Comverge. "This forward-thinking organization has a strong legacy in environmental conservation and by expanding its demand response efforts it can take its energy management programs to the next level. Comverge is the right partner for this next phase because we understand the needs of our customers and work with them to customize programs to meet their unique customer requirements. As a result, our Intelligent Energy Management solutions deliver impressive growth in curtailment programs without sacrificing operations."

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.

CONTACT:  Marie Bahl
          Comverge, Inc.

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