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Welcome to the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid!

National Summit

The National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change will bring together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The Summit will aim to “connect the dots” between smart grid and climate change, and establish an understanding that smart grid can be an essential part of any climate action planning, whether in response to government emission restrictions (e.g. EPA’s Regulations under 111(d) of the Clean Air Act), or in preparation for various climate change events and scenarios (e.g. severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy).

The Summit will include Roundtable Sessions with top business and government leaders, who will discuss these issues with each other and with the audience. It will also include in-depth breakout sessions in two tracks: Smart Grid & Mitigation and Smart Grid & Adaptation. Pre- and post-event workshops are also anticipated.

The Summit will take place December 2-3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Learn more here!

ADS Webinars

During our upcoming Webinar, entitled “Demand Response - Now that we can measure it, why not price it?” on Tuesday, September 30 at 2pm ET, we will hear from three of the people in the utility industry who are on the cutting edge of new types of pricing programs for customers.  
During our recent Webinar, entitled “Demand Response - Now that we can measure it, why not price it?” we heard from three of the people in the utility industry who are on the cutting edge of new types of pricing programs for customers.

 View a recording here!

111(d) and 745:
During our recent Webinar, entitled “The Effects of 111(d) and Order 745 on DR & Smart Grid” that was held on on Tuesday, July 8, we heard from experts on what these two recent developments mean for our industry. View the presentation slides and a recording of the webinar here.

Case Study: National Grid

This narrative-style case study, the fifth on its series, goes behind the scenes to examine the goals, reasoning, and processes used to design and evaluate a utility's program offerings and tools.

This case study is based on interviews with employees of National grid, and other stakeholders involved, about the utility’s Non-Wires Alternatives pilot, which began in 2012 in Rhode Island.

View the National Grid case study here.

National Town Meeting 2015

The 2015 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® will be held on May 26-28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Attendees will come together to hear from experts, learn about cutting edge topics, and discuss what is needed to move demand response and smart grid forward. You can find out more about the event here.

Welcome to ADS!

Over the past decade or more, there has been tremendous growth in the number of individuals that consider themselves to be demand response and smart grid professionals, yet there has been no organization for these people to join as individuals.

The Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) was a 501 c (3) non-profit organization whose mission has been to increase the knowledge base in the U.S. on demand response and to facilitate the exchange of information and expertise among demand response practitioners and policy makers. It later adopted smart grid as part of its charter as it recognized early that demand response and smart grid were necessarily intertwined, and that demand response was one of the primary ways that the smart grid would be “put into action.” Since the DRCC formed in 2004, it offered only corporate and organizational memberships.

As of March 14, 2011, the DRCC has been known as the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). Technology companies, utilities, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other entities are welcome, but ADS is now also a membership association for demand response and smart grid professionals.

Learn how to become a member of ADS here.

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