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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!

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.

ADS welcomes new members!

EcoFactor, Tendril, and Cadmus join the Association for DR & Smart Grid as National Town Meeting Approaches

(Washington, DC – April 27, 2015) Three more leaders in demand response and smart grid have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national demand response (DR) and smart grid organization. They come aboard as ADS gears up for its 12th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid ( The new members are EcoFactor, Tendril, and Cadmus.

Read the press release here.

FERC Order 745

What exactly is FERC Order 745? What has been happening this year in the courts on this issue? What does it mean for the future of demand response?

Check out our 745 resource page to find out more!

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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