Comverge extends demand response agreement with Entergy Arkansas

Demand management solutions firm Comverge Inc. extended its partnership with Entergy Arkansas through 2015.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comverge will continue to manage the fully outsourced, pay-for-performance demand response program on behalf of Entergy Arkansas. Launched in 2012, the Entergy Arkansas program called Summer Advantage will be supported by an integrated suite of Comverge hardware and software solutions, including the Comverge IntelliSOURCE enterprise software platform and IntelliPEAK load control switches.

Entergy Arkansas extended its contract with Comverge after meeting and exceeding its original enrollment goal of 15 MW by 10 MW.

Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to more than 692,000 customers in 63 counties across the state of Arkansas. It is a unit of Entergy Corp., which is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. The second-largest nuclear generator in the United States, Entergy Arkansas owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity.

EAI selected Comverge in 2012 to support its corporate-wide demand management and energy efficiency goals, which included providing 15 MW of capacity to electricity customers in Entergy Arkansas' service area. Since 2012, Comverge has helped Entergy Arkansas exceed its enrollment goals for the pay-for-performance program by recruiting more than 18,000 customers.

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