Chicago water authority to improve, expand demand response efforts

NORCROSS, GA, May 5, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) will significantly expand its existing demand response program utilizing Intelligent Energy Management solutions from Comverge...

May 5th, 2011

NORCROSS, GA, May 5, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) will significantly expand its existing demand response program utilizing Intelligent Energy Management solutions from Comverge. MWRDGC now has the ability to decrease its energy use during peak demand by more than 300 percent over previous years' use.

Working closely with Comverge to devise a program that best fits its business needs, the MWRDGC can now quickly and efficiently reduce its energy usage if the region's electricity grid is on the verge of a brownout or blackout.

"MWRDGC should be commended for its continued effort to reduce strain on the electricity grid for thousands of customers in the greater Chicago area," said Chris Camino, executive vice president of sales and CMO, Comverge. "This forward-thinking organization has a strong legacy in environmental conservation and by expanding its demand response efforts it can take its energy management programs to the next level."

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