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[April 03, 2013]

Comverge Appoints Utility Industry Veteran to Expand Strategic Alliances

NORCROSS, Apr 03, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, today announced that Robert "Bob" Warden has joined the company as Vice President of Partners and Alliances. In today's environment, utilities often want a combination of products and services from various companies, and, in his new role, Warden will help Comverge develop the optimal solution to meet the diverse energy management needs of our customers.

"The scale and complexity of the demand-side management challenges faced by utilities and grid operators is increasing as we continue to move toward a smarter grid," said Brent Dreher, Comverge Senior Vice President, Utilities. "Bob has a proven track record in the energy industry of creating strategic partnerships that support customers in meeting these challenges. As an integral member of the Comverge executive team, he will help expand our partner network and further increase the adoption of our innovative demand-side management programs." Warden has a wealth of experience selling emerging technology and smart grid solutions worldwide. He has led customer-focused teams with sales, product marketing, engineering and system implementation groups, in addition to collaborating with strategic partners to deliver utility solutions. Prior to joining Comverge, Warden served as the Vice President of Energy Strategy for a consumer engagement Software as a Service (SaaS) company. Warden spent 20 years at Echelon Corporation, inventing networked solutions that increase energy efficiency and grid responsiveness worldwide. Warden earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with Distinction from Stanford University.

"It is an exciting time in our industry as demand-side energy management has never been more essential for utilities and grid operators," said Warden. "Comverge is in a unique position, offering incredible industry expertise, a strong client base, and proven, comprehensive technology to help utilities implement energy management programs that deliver real results. I look forward to working with the team to establish strategic partnerships that will help build on Comverge's great market momentum." About Comverge Comverge delivers a comprehensive suite of intelligent energy management solutions that enable utilities, grid operators, and commercial and industrial organizations to optimize their energy usage in order to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and support sustainability initiatives. With 30 years of experience helping customers implement innovative Demand-Side Management programs, Comverge has deployed more than five and a half million energy management devices, recruited over one million residential customers into mass market demand response programs, and served thousands of commercial & industrial customers. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

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