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Welcome to the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid!

National Summit



The 2nd annual National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change is planned for October 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Summit 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.

Learn more here!

ADS Statement on Final Clean Power Plan

Statement of Dan Delurey, CEO of Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid, on the Clean Power Plan

(Washington, DC – August 5, 2015) “One of the issues with the draft Clean Power Plan (CPP) was its lack of recognition that there are new options, both on the demand side and within the grid itself, for reducing emissions through reduced energy generation, transmission, and consumption.

“The final CPP, issued earlier this week, corrects that omission. The final plan makes clear that states have flexibility, by submitting a compliance plan under the State Measures option, to include smart grid technologies and practices like demand response. Examples that the final plan acknowledges such as Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) and line loss reduction are each part of the concept and design of grid modernization and each can yield definitive electricity and thus emissions reductions. The final plan also acknowledges that demand response (DR), or demand side management as the plan refers to it, also produces savings and is not simply a shifting of energy production and consumption."

Read the press release here.

National Town Meeting 2015



The 2015 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® was held on May 26-28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Attendees came 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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