Greentech Lead America: Comverge, a provider of
intelligent energy management, announced that New Hampshire Electric Co-op
(NHEC) has selected the Comverge IntelliSOURCE platform to support its
time-based pricing pilot program.
Under the Smart Grid Investment Grant, NHEC will be
conducting a voluntary two year time-based pricing pilot program utilizing
Comverge’s enterprise-class software platform to help manage peak demand by
sending time-of-use pricing details to Comverge’s IntelliFOCUS In-Home Display
“At NHEC, we are focused on providing solutions that
help our members manage their energy consumption and lower their electric
bills. We are excited to work with Comverge to deploy our voluntary Time-based
Pricing Pilot program as we continue to explore ways to better manage peak
demand,” said Fred Anderson, President/CEO of New Hampshire Electric
The IntelliSOURCE platform will integrate with both the
Elster smart meter and the IntelliFOCUS IHD, enabling seamless communications
across the devices.
IntelliSOURCE will communicate the pricing information to
an Elster smart meter, which then relays the information to IntelliFOCUS
through a Zigbee network. The AMI integration enables program participants to
see on IntelliFOCUS in real-time how any change in energy consumption is
impacting their electric bills.
“NHEC has a strong track record deploying programs
that help members successfully control energy usage and we are pleased that it
has selected Comverge to support the voluntary Time-based Pricing Pilot
program,” said R. Blake Young, president and chief executive officer,
The flexible and scalable architecture of IntelliSOURCE
will enable rapid integration with both the Elster AMI and Comverge’s
IntelliFOCUS, which is a growing competitive advantage given the importance of
device integration to a successful Intelligent Energy Management program.
With more than 500 utility and 2,100 commercial
customers, as well as five million residential deployments, Comverge offers
knowledge and experience to offer the most reliable, easy-to-use, and
cost-effective intelligent energy management programs.