SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DistribuTECH -- Comverge, Inc. (Nasdaq:COMV), a leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial and Industrial customers, today unveiled industry-first enhancements across its portfolio of next-generation software, hardware and services. The new releases include IntelliSOURCE 2.0, the latest version of Comverge's industry-leading enterprise-class software platform and operating environment, innovative new energy efficiency devices, and additions to Comverge's customer acquisition and management services. By helping electric utilities, commercial and industrial (C+I) organizations and consumers optimize energy usage, the new releases directly address today's energy challenges while managing the complexities of the evolving smart grid. "Electric utilities and C&I customers need a comprehensive and enterprise-level end-to-end solution to address the scale, scope and complexity of the energy supply and demand challenges our nation faces," said R. Blake Young, CEO and President, Comverge. "The new capabilities in our next generation technologies are a direct result of the comprehensive and proven experience we have perfected in the energy management market and incorporate the feedback we have received from both our utility and commercial and industrial customers. With a number of industry-first innovations, we are perfectly placed to deliver on the promise of intelligent energy management and help our customers improve their energy efficiency to maximize savings." With enhancements across the entire lifecycle of intelligent energy management and energy efficiency programs, the new software, hardware and services deliver the insight and control needed to realize the value from a true and secure two-way dialogue between energy providers and consumers. IntelliSOURCE 2.0 includes a range of industry-firsts in areas such as integrated dynamic pricing and C+I customer support. New smart thermostats and digital control units improve connectivity options through expanded support for industry standards and intuitive display technology and maximize customer engagement in energy management programs. To aid customer enrollment and support, Comverge has also introduced fully integrated customer acquisition and management services.