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ADS Press Releases

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2014:

EPA Draft CO2 Regulations Provide Flexibility, but Greater Role for Demand Response and Smart Grid Needed

(Washington, DC – June 2, 2014) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) applauded the flexibility shown today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the agency’s release of draft regulations to address CO2 emissions, and for its recognition that there are a number of ways to introduce greater efficiency into the nation’s electricity system and help reduce such emissions.

Read the press release here.


Winners Announced for Demand Response and Smart Grid Communications Awards

(Washington, DC – May 28, 2014)  The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the winners of its “Griddie” Awards for Excellence in Communications. The Griddie winners were honored at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid held on May 19-21 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.


Finalists Announced for DR and Smart Grid Communications Awards

(Washington; May 9, 2014)  The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid announced today the finalists for its “Griddie®” Awards for Excellence in Communications. The Griddie winners will be chosen by attendees of the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid to be held on May 19-21 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.


Smart Grid Leadership Awards to be Presented to Four State Commissioners at National Town Meeting

(Washington, DC – May 6, 2014) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today this year’s recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York Department of Public Service; Ann Berwick, Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; Kelly Speakes-Backman, Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission; and Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

Read the press release here. 

 

Nest, C3 Energy, and Sensus Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – April 28, 2014) Three more companies will be attending the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid as members according to an announcement today by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). The new members are Nest, C3 Energy, and Sensus.

Read the press release here.


Have Your Ad, PR, & Communications Efforts Featured at the Town Meeting – Win a Griddie!

(Washington, DC – February 11, 2014)  The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced its third annual “Call for Creative” in conjunction with the 11th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid occurring from May 19-21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.


DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, and Nexant Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – February 5, 2014) Three more leaders in demand response and smart grid have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national DR and smart grid organization. They come aboard as ADS prepares for the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid (www.demandresponsetownmeeting.com). The new members are DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, and Nexant.

Read the press release here.


Association for DR & Smart Grid Announces New Board Members

(Washington, DC – January 23, 2014)  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:

  • Mike Alexander (Pacific Gas & Electric)
  • Ward Camp (Landis+Gyr)
  • Seth Frader-Thompson (EnergyHub)
  • Ted Reguly (San Diego Gas & Electric)
  • Judith Schwartz (To the Point)
  • Howard Smith (Alabama Power)


Read the press release here.

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2013:

Fourth Utility Case Study Released by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – October 11, 2013) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) released a new case study today that examines how systems thinking and an open attitude can help utilities innovate, learn, and view smart meter rollouts as opportunities to proactively reach out to their entire customer base. The case study uses interviews with employees and partners of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to illustrate how the utility’s smart meter deployment and community outreach affected its traditional business processes and how it involved customers and stakeholders to co-design new products, programs, and systems. The narrative-style case study is the fourth in an ADS series that goes behind the scenes to examine the goals, reasoning, and processes used to design and evaluate program offerings and tools.

Read the press release here.


Olivine, VEIC, and EnergyHub Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – October 7, 2013) Three more leaders in demand response and smart grid have joined the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS), the national DR and smart grid organization. They come aboard as ADS, together with other national groups, prepares for next week’s National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid (www.energyefficiencysmartgrid.org). The new members are Olivine, Inc, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), and EnergyHub.

Read the press release here.


New Utility Case Study Released by the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – September 4, 2013) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) released a new case study today that examines engaging customers around a critical peak pricing program. The case study is based on interviews with employees of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) about the utility’s “SmartRate™” program, which began in 2008 and now enrolls 100,000 customers in critical peak pricing. The narrative-style case study is the third in an ADS series that goes behind the scenes to examine the goals, reasoning and processes used to design and evaluate program offerings and tools.



Winners Announced for DR and Smart Grid Communications Awards

(Washington; July 12, 2013) The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the winners of its “Griddie” Awards for Excellence in Communications. The Griddie winners were honored at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid held on July 9-11 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.


DR 2.0 Tool Released in Advance of Demand Response and Smart Grid National Town Meeting

(Washington, DC –July 8, 2013) In conjunction with this week’s National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) released a new tool to help in the understanding of the evolution of demand response.

Read the press release here.


Finalists Announced for DR and Smart Grid Communications Awards

(Washington; June 26, 2013) The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid announced today the finalists for its “Griddie” Awards for Excellence in Communications. The Griddie winners will be chosen by attendees of the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid to be held on July 9-11 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.


Smart Grid Leadership Awards to be Presented to Texas and California Commissioners at National Town Meeting

(Washington, DC – June 27, 2013) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today this year’s recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Donna Nelson, Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission.

Read the press release here. 


Submissions Now Accepted for Smart Grid Communications Awards

(Washington, DC – April 8, 2013)  The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced its second annual “Call for Creative” in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid occurring from July 9-11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.

Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – January 22, 2013)  The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced the addition of five new members. The new members are Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks.

Read the press release here.

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2012:

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:

  • Steve Cowell (Conservation Services Group)
  • Gary Fromer (Constellation)
  • Christopher Gillman (Duke Energy)
  • Mike Hyland (American Public Power Association)
  • Frank Lacey (Comverge)
  • Jay Shaver (GE)

Read the press release here.


Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid Welcomes California ISO, Dimplex, and Negawatt as Newest Members

(Washington, DC – November 6, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) welcomed today three additional members to the organization. The new members are California Independent System Operator (ISO), Dimplex North America, and Negawatt Business Solutions.

Read the press release here.


Siemens, Constellation, Landis+Gyr, and GE Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – October 4, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today that four more leading companies had become members of the organization. The new members are Siemens, Constellation, Landis+Gyr, and GE.

Read the press release here.


Comverge, Emerson, NRECA, Rodan, and On-Ramp Wireless Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – September 24, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced the addition of five new members. They are Comverge, Emerson Climate Technologies, Rodan Energy Solutions, Inc., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and On-Ramp Wireless.

Read the press release here.


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.


Smart Grid Leadership Awards Go to Senator and Department of Defense Official

(Washington, DC – July 11, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today this year’s recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment.

The awards were presented at ADS’s 2012 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, held on June 26 – 28 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.


2012 Griddie Award Winners Chosen at National Town Meeting on DR and Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – July 2, 2012) Attendees at last week’s National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, put on by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), voted to select the winners of the 2012 “Griddie” Awards for Excellence in Communications.

“Good communications and education efforts on DR and smart grid are essential to the growth of these new areas,” said Dan Delurey, ADS Executive Director. “In creating the ‘Griddie’ Awards, we want to give visibility to creative professionals who are telling the story of the smart grid, and the reasons why consumers, policymakers, and stakeholders should accept it and participate in it via programs and products. The talents of these professionals are critical if DR and smart grid are to develop at the pace they are capable of and deliver the benefits they can bring to our electricity system and economy.”

Read the press release here.


New Case Study on Choice in Pricing Released by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – June 19, 2012) In conjunction with its upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) released a new case study today that examines the impact on acceptance and adoption when customers are offered time-differentiated and other types of pricing options. The case study is based on interviews with employees of the Phoenix-based municipal utility, Salt River Project (SRP), and Arizona Community Action, a local consumer advocate. The narrative case study is the second in the ADS series (after its widely acclaimed study of the PEPCO PowerCentsDC program), that goes behind the scenes to examine the goals, reasoning, and processes used to design and evaluate program offerings and tools.

Read the press release here.

Download the case study here.


Report on Demand Response & Smart Grid State Policies Issued in Advance of National Town Meeting

(Washington, DC – June 13, 2012) In conjunction with the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart grid in Washington, DC, the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) released today its annual nationwide review of state policy developments. 

The Report, “Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Action Review: July 2011 – May 2012,” is ADS’s annual overview of state regulatory and legislative policy activity over the preceding 12 months. It is available for download on the ADS website at www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org.

Read the press release here.

To read the full report, click here.


Con Edison, Reliant, and Joule Assets Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – June 7, 2012) Three more entities will be attending the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid as members of ADS, the organization announced today. The new members are Con Edison, Reliant, an NRG company, and Joule Assets. 

Read the press release here.


Association for DR & Smart Grid Announces New Board Officers

(Washington, DC – March 29, 2012) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today that new Officers had been elected by the organization’s 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 consider themselves to be DR and smart grid professionals.

The new Officers are:

  • Chairman: Rick Voytas (Ameren)
  • Vice Chairman: Larry Oliva (Southern California Edison)
  • Secretary: Steve George (Freeman, Sullivan & Co.)
  • Treasurer: Susan Covino (PJM)

Read the press release here.


National Town Meeting on DR & SG Issues "Call for Creative"

(Washington, DC – February 22, 2012)  The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced a “Call for Creative” as a follow on to its recently issued Call for Papers. Both of the issuances are in conjunction with the 9th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid occurring from June 26-28 in Washington, DC.

Read the press release here.

View the "Call for Creative" here.


Opower, APPA, CSG, and Energate Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – February 1, 2012)  The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced the addition of four new members. The new members are Opower, the American Public Power Association (APPA), Conservation Services Group (CSG), and Energate.

Read the press release here.

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2011:

Association for DR & Smart Grid Announces New Board Members

(Washington, DC – December 1, 2011)  The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today that several new individuals had been elected to the organization’s 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 consider themselves to be DR and smart grid professionals.

The new Directors are:

  • Sharon Bauer (Progress Energy)
  • Susan Covino (PJM)
  • Ron Dizy (ENBALA)
  • Larry Oliva (Southern California Edison)
  • Colin Smart (Consolidated Ed)
  • Dan Violette (Navigant Energy Practice)

Read the press release here.

Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) Announces Dates for Next National Town Meeting and New Member Benefits

(Washington, DC – October 26, 2011) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced its dates for the 2012 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. The 2012 Town Meeting will take place in Washington, DC on June 26-28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is known for being the annual gathering for those working or interested in demand response and smart grid. This event is recognized as the premier event focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and the smart grid technologies and practices that enable it. It is unique in that in addition to a conventional format of presentations on best practices and case studies, it devotes an entire day to a roundtable discussion format where notable policymakers and demand response experts discuss with each other, and with the audience, the latest trends, issues, and developments in the demand response and smart grid space.

Read the press release here.

Smart Grid Leadership Awards go to Rosenfeld, Elliott, and the NYSERDA Presidency at National Town Meeting

(Washington, DC – July 11, 2011) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the latest recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Dr. Art Rosenfeld, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and energy-efficiency pioneer; Sherman Elliott, Commissioner of the Illinois Commerce Commission; and the entire Presidency of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

The awards will be presented at the ADS’s 2011 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, to be held on July 12th – 14th in Washington, DC, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Read the press release here.


New Report Catalogues State Policy Actions on Demand Response and Smart Grid

(Washington, DC – July 7, 2011)    In anticipation of its National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid taking place on July 12 – 14 in Washington, DC, the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the release of its new report summarizing state policy activities in the area of demand response and smart grid. The survey report, “Demand Response & Smart Grid - State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Action Review: May 2010 – June 2011,” catalogues efforts undertaken by state regulatory commissions, state legislatures, state agencies, and governors. The report builds off two previous reports similar in scope, published in June 2010 and December 2008, respectively, and prepared by the ADS under its previous name, the Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC).

According to Dan Delurey, Executive Director of the ADS, the new report tallies how far state policymaking in support of demand response and smart grid has come over the past few years. “It is possible to say that things have reached or gone beyond a tipping point, where DR and smart grid are on almost everyone’s plate and on almost every state’s agenda.”

Read the press release here.

Demand Response and Smart Grid Communications Guide Released by Coalition of Non-Profit Organizations

(Washington, DC – July 7, 2011) The National Action Plan Coalition (NAPC) today announced the availability of a Demand Response and Smart Grid Communications Action Guide. This Guide is intended to meet one of the needs identified by DOE and FERC in the National Action Plan the agencies released in June, 2010.  The Communications Guide, available on the NAPC website, synthesizes existing research and best practices to date.  It also incorporates new ideas to create concepts, models, and language likely to be effective with consumers in efforts to educate and communicate with them on demand response and smart grid.

The NAP Coalition is a "coalition of coalitions," that includes non-profit organizations in the utility, smart grid, regulatory, energy efficiency, environmental, and consumer advocacy areas.  It was formed to help implement the National Action Plan.  The development of a National Action Plan was required by Congress in legislation enacted in 2007, and inclusion of a communications component comes directly from the statute. 

Read the press release here.

New Association Launched for Smart Grid and Demand Response Professionals

(Washington, DC – March 14, 2011)  The Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) announced today that it is changing its membership structure in accordance with the services it will now provide as a professional membership society.  Reflecting this new focus, the DRCC has changed its name to the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS).

Tim Roughan, Director of Product Management for National Grid and Chairman of DRCC/ADS, said the change made sense at this point in time.  “Over the past 10 years, there has been tremendous growth in the number of individuals that refer to themselves as demand response and smart grid professionals, yet there has been no organization for these people to join as individuals,” said Roughan.

Read the press release here.

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2010:

Demand Response Committee Applauds Issuance by FERC of National Action Plan

(June 17, 2010 Washington, DC) The DRCC applauded the issuance today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of a National Action Plan on Demand Response, calling it a significant step on the road to establishment of the smart grid.

FERC developed the Plan in response to a provision in the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. EISA called for FERC to develop a Plan that would support further development of demand response as a both a resource for the nation’s electricity system and a new energy management option for consumers. The Plan calls for the establishment of new technical assistance and informational resources for demand response practitioners and policymakers. It also calls for the development of support in the area of education and communications, including new research on consumers, and talks about the possibility of a national communications program to help convey why demand response and smart grid are being pursued. FERC issued its Plan today and sent it to Capitol Hill.



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