Comverge Joins Zigbee Alliance

EAST HANOVER, NJ /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV) ("Comverge"), a leading provider of clean energy solutions, announced that it has joined the ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications. As an Adopter Class Member, Comverge will implement ZigBee technology throughout its comprehensive energy solutions portfolio and provide its customers with more capabilities than ever before.

"Comverge's membership in the ZigBee Alliance allows it to build ZigBee technology into its products and do more to improve energy efficiency than ever before," said Bob Heile, Chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "ZigBee provides the best wireless technology needed to connect the myriad of devices necessary to truly deliver on advanced energy management solutions in every country around the world."

Comverge's ZigBee solution, when integrated into its SuperStat(R) and Digital Control Unit products, is designed to enable two-way communication via Advanced Metering Infrastructure systems supporting ZigBee. By enabling communication between the meter and home energy automation and demand response devices, utility providers can offer energy-saving rate structures such as time-of-use (TOU) and critical peak pricing (CPP).

"Innovation, customer satisfaction and dedication to a clean environment are core principles of Comverge," said Robert M. Chiste, Comverge Chairman, CEO and President. "Joining the ZigBee Alliance is a part of our continued effort to providing the most advanced and efficient AMI demand response solutions available today to our customers."

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at the Web site.

About Comverge
Comverge is a leading provider of clean energy solutions that enhance grid reliability and enable utilities to increase available electric capacity during periods of peak energy demand on a more cost-effective basis than conventional alternatives. For more information, visit the Web site.

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