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The Top Line on Energy Management: April 11, 2014

Greg Dukat
Summary: Comverge names new CEO; DR better than expected; Retrofits rising; New ball game for utilities; Japan’s focus on energy efficiency; AZ’s energy plan; New technologies bring questions Comverge welcomed new CEO Gregory J. Dukat this week ERCOT announced that demand response outperformed expectations and helped maintain grid reliability during the Polar Vortex A new... Read More
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The Massive Momentum for Demand Response in the First Quarter of 2014

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Back in January, I wrote that 2013 was a huge year for demand response and we had a wealth of reasons to believe that 2014 would be even better. Well, we have just three months in the books in 2014 and sure enough, it has already been a tremendously successful year so far for demand... Read More
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The Top Line on Energy Management: April 4, 2014

NREL
Summary: CUC 2014 guide; New report on DR by NREL; Energy potential in the Lone Star state; Smart building’s big market; Transmission spending hits all-time high; USA very positive about clean energy Comverge’s Jason Cigarran provided a handy guide for maximizing your experience in New Orleans at this year’s Comverge Utility Conference The National Renewable... Read More
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A Handy Guide for Your Trip to the Comverge Utility Conference

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This year’s Comverge Utility Conference (CUC) is taking place in New Orleans, one of the most vibrant and fun cities to visit in the world, and we wanted to provide some tips to help you plan your trip. The official conference hotel for this year’s CUC is the Loews New Orleans Hotel, where we will... Read More
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The Top Line on Energy Management: March 28, 2014

Bio Fuel Renewable Energy Concept
Summary: Comverge breaks down the CUC speaker lineup; DR in the Golden State; AEMA champions DR; What’s next for smart grid investments; Pairing EE and ADR; Polling U.S. on energy mix Comverge’s Jason Cigarran highlighted the impressive speaker lineup for the upcoming Comverge Utility Conference SmartGridNews explored the possibilities of third party-managed demand response programs... Read More
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Meet the Comverge Utility Conference 2014 Speaking Lineup

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There are a number of keys to hosting a successful conference, but two main factors are essential: high-quality speakers and a great location. Since we are holding this year’s Comverge Utility Conference in New Orleans, we’ve hit a home run on location. But I am even more excited for the speakers we have lined up.... Read More
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The Top Line on Energy Management: March 21, 2014

Utility Dive
Summary: DR is not just for emergencies; March Madness; Energy efficiency hits the NE; Japan builds out its smart grid; 100 percent renewables on the horizon; SONGS closure opens door for smart grid; DRMS market growing Comverge CEO Blake Young spoke with Utility Dive about how DR is more than just an emergency resource Comverge’s... Read More
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What Does March Madness Have in Common with the Energy Grid?

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The calendar flipping to March signals many things, including the arrival of Spring, an excuse for Americans to consume green-tinted alcoholic beverages, and the impending baseball season. But really, only one thing truly captures the country’s attention this month: March Madness. There are few sporting events that have the ability to sweep so many people... Read More
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The Top Line on Energy Management: March 14, 2014

Nuclear Power Plant.
Summary: Commending PHI; Water heaters are hot; Homeowners want more renewables; Utilities betting billions; Life without SONGS; ERCOT needs more energy conservation Comverge CEO Blake Young highlighted the impressive results achieved by longtime customer Pepco Holdings Inc. Grid–enabled water heaters received a legislative boost, offering greater opportunity for demand response A new survey by Zogby... Read More
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A Pepco Holdings Success Story

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I have always liked the expression “You can learn a lot about someone by who their friends are.” When translated to the business world, an organization’s reputation often hinges on whom they do business with. Who are its customers? And are they successful working with the organization? This is an area that I am particularly... Read More
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The Top Line on Energy Management: March 7, 2014

INTERNET OF THINGS | Concept Wallpaper
Summary: ERCOT ten-year outlook released; Demand response benefits from Internet of Things; Navigant talks ADR; ERCOT considers a structure change; PG&E considers new pricing model; PJM excited for renewables Comverge’s Colin Meehan spoke with the Texas Tribune regarding the newly-released ERCOT ten-year outlook Gigaom Research predicted that the Internet of Things and M2M technology will... Read More
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The Top Line on Energy Management: February 28, 2014

Honore R-Photo (High Res HEADSHOT 2007)
Summary: Keynote announced for Comverge Utility Conference; ACEEE reports on energy efficiency; FERC removing market barriers; Automated DR market growing; Energy infrastructure update; FPL makes investment in grid; Smart grid skills needed Comverge announced Lt. General Russel L. Honoré as the keynote speaker for its annual utility conference The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy... Read More
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Are You Ready? Discussing Preparedness at the Comverge Utility Conference

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As we get into the full swing of planning our annual Comverge Utility Conference (CUC), we’re reminded of the value of preparedness. Utilities know the importance of preparedness well, and it’s the thorough preparations that help them ensure grid reliability even at the most challenging times. But as examples of extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy... Read More
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