SEPA and ADS Join Forces: Combined organization aims at stronger role in U.S. energy transition

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) announced today that they are joining forces and will now move forward as one organization under the SEPA banner. 

Read the press release here.

For questions about how this affects your ADS membership, please contact Jenny Senff.

National Town Meeting 2016

Save the date for the 2016 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid®, which will  be held July 11-13 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.

ADS Case STudy Released

Case study on utility-owned microgrid released by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – October 23, 2015) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) released a new case study today that examines how San Diego Gas & Electric’s Borrego Springs microgrid was designed, approved, and implemented as a utility-owned microgrid, as well as how the stakeholders involved had to learn, adapt, and change along the way. The narrative-style case study is the sixth in an ADS series that goes behind the scenes to examine the goals, reasoning, and processes used to design and evaluate program and project offerings and tools.

Read the press release here.

National Summit 2015

The 2nd annual National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change took place October 13-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Summit brought 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.

Presentations from the Summit are now posted on the website.

Learn more 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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