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Emerson Announces Partnership With Comverge

February 11, 2005
ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies announced a strategic partnership between its White-Rodgers division and Comverge Inc., an energy intelligence company. As part of the partnership, a White-Rodgers programmable thermostat will be the primary thermostat used in Comverge's peak load management programs.

Comverge's peak load management programs manage HVAC operation based on the requirements imposed by the utility programs. As a result, Comverge clients are capable of implementing intelligent energy load management solutions based on their specific needs without causing customer discomfort.

"Shifting electric loads off the peak periods makes good economic sense for ratepayers and all utilities whether municipally, investor, or co-operative owned," said Bud Vos, vice president of marketing for Comverge.

"The White-Rodgers thermostat, combined with our communication and load control expertise, presents utilities with a compelling, environmentally friendly, and economic alternative to expanding their energy capacity. Load management programs are increasingly becoming an integral part of many utilities' long-range integrated resource plans."

Developed jointly by the two companies, the White-Rodgers programmable digital thermostat features an integrated wireless communications module and can be used in commercial or residential applications.

Publication date: 02/14/2005