Michael Picchi, interim president and chief executive officer of Comverge, said: “The rollout of our program with SCE will provide a cost-effective and environmentally responsible solution to Southern California’s energy needs. Southern California Edison has long been a leader in alternative energy and Comverge looks forward to helping them meet their commitment to expanding their renewable energy portfolio for the benefit of their customers and the environment.”

The company stated that, through its VPC program, the company would construct, operate and maintain a demand response system to help secure electricity reliability during periods of peak demand.

SCE is an electric utility in California with 285,000 commercial and industrial customers in 50,000 square miles of service area in central, coastal and Southern California.

Comverge, with over 3,300MW of clean energy capacity under management, provides clean energy solutions that reportedly improves grid reliability and supply electric capacity.