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Events & Webinars

National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change

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.

More information and a website will be coming soon.


National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid



ADS is known for its annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® (NTM). This event is recognized as the premier event focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications.  It is unique in that in addition to a conventional format of presentations on case studies, the latest research, etc, it devotes an entire day to a roundtable discussion format where some of the leading experts in demand response discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments.

The 2015 National Town Meeting will be held May 26-28, 2015 in Washington, D.C.



The ADS members-only dinner is held annually in conjunction with the National Town Meeting, and is a great opportunity to meet and network with other ADS members while enjoying a great meal. You will also be treated to remarks from a guest speaker. All attendees must be ADS members in good standing.

Please join us for the 2015 ADS member dinner on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Rotunda of the Reagan Center following the Town Meeting Networking Reception.

ADS pioneered the use of Webinars as a vehicle for bringing together parties to learn about and discuss new issues, technologies, programs, and practices in the area of demand response. ADS Webinars are regularly attended by state and federal policy makers as well as a broad cross section of industry experts and stakeholders.


A National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid


ADS partnered with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC) to present a National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid. The Summit was a place where speakers and the audience worked together and learn from each other, all with a goal of determining how efficiency and smart grid integration can expand opportunities for both energy users and those who provide technologies and services. Attendees came from utilities, state and federal agencies, technology companies, performance contractors, service companies and many other stakeholder segments. Speakers included experts from the program, performance, technology and policy arenas who discussed the barriers and opportunities relative to integrating smart grid and energy efficiency - as well as demand response.

The inaugural Summit was held on October 15-16, 2013 in Washington, DC.





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