Comverge, Inc., a provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions, has announced that Progress Energy Florida has selected Comverge's IntelliSOURCE Demand Response Management System, or DRMS, to migrate its EnergyWise Home residential demand-side management program from a one-way to two-way communication system.
Implemented as part of the utility's Next Generation Demand Response (NGDR) project, IntelliSOURCE will centrally control energy management devices from multiple manufacturers that will be deployed throughout Florida. IntelliSOURCE is Comverge's software platform that enables automation and support for mass-market demand response programs.
Progress Energy Florida will also use IntelliSOURCE to automate and manage the workflow required to install devices through the integrated work management capabilities of the software.
IntelliSOURCE provides functionality that automates all the components of the installation workflow, including asset management, scheduling device installations, and testing to ensure the device is functioning properly.
The Comverge IntelliSOURCE platform is also interoperable so it can manage devices from multiple manufacturers as well as integrate with the utility's back office systems.
"Progress Energy Florida is a recognized leader in demand-side management programs and we are excited to provide IntelliSOURCE as the software platform that helps the company migrate and deploy its next-generation program that includes two-way communications between the utility and the consumer," said Blake Young, president and CEO, Comverge Inc.