Welcome to the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid!
National Town Meeting Registration Open
Registration is now open for the 10th Anniversary National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid.
Send us your Griddie Submissions
Who will win a 2013 Griddie?
ADS is issuing its second annual “Call for Creative
” in conjunction with its 10th Anniversary National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid (July 9-11, 2013)
. Similar to a “Call for Papers,” this is an opportunity for marketing and communications departments, non-profit advocacy groups, technology companies, creative agencies, public relations firms, and independent professionals to submit completed or planned work that will inspire other practitioners, stakeholders, and policymakers.
New Board Members Announced
Association for DR & Smart Grid Announces New Board Members
(Washington, DC – December 19, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the election of several individuals to its Board of Directors. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and other stakeholders. It includes as members companies and organizations, as well as individuals, who work in or are interested in the DR and smart grid space.
The new Directors are:
Read the press release here.
- Steve Cowell (Conservation Services Group)
- Gary Fromer (Constellation)
- Christopher Gillman (Duke Energy)
- Mike Hyland (American Public Power Association)
- Frank Lacey (Comverge)
- Jay Shaver (GE)
Case Study Interviews Available
New Demand Response Case Studies Available on Progress Energy, Gulf Power, Con Edison, and Reliant
(Washington, DC – September 19, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today released four new studies that delve into demand response program design and implementation at particular companies. The documents released represent “Case Study Interviews,” whereby a discussion with the actual people behind the programs is captured as a webcast, as well as made available in other ways. Read the press release here.
Watch, download, and read the Case Study Interviews here.
All About ADS
Welcome to ADS!
Over the past 10 years, 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.