Comverge Inc., provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, was selected by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to participate in its Negawatt Feasibility Study to assess the potential of demand response in Japan.
Joining Comverge on the project will be Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO), the second largest integrated power company in Japan, and MID Facility Management (MID-FM), a facility management service provider and a KEPCO group company. The three companies will work together to assess the feasibility of demand response for the Japan market.
Under the leadership of KEPCO, MID-FM will bring its expertise of facility management and Comverge will bring its experience delivering demand response programs. The program will use Comverge’s IntelliSOURCE, a software platform that automates demand management programs, and IntelliPEAK load control switches to control HVAC units on commercial and industrial buildings. The program will comply with the OpenADR2.0b protocol standard for automated demand response.
Comverge Japan K.K. is a 100 percent unit of Comverge Inc., established in 2013.