WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (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 its members companies and organizations, as well as individuals who consider themselves to be DR and smart grid professionals.
"We are pleased to have these new members be a part of ADS," said Dan Delurey, Executive Director of ADS. "We look forward to their contributions as ADS works to foster the growth of the demand response and smart grid community. Their membership will broaden and diversify our organization. It will also help us have a better exchange of ideas and information on DR in general and how it is developed and implemented in different ways in different regions of the country.
"We are also happy to have these new members come on board as we ramp up for the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid," said Delurey. "They have already begun to help us as we make final preparations for the event."
The National Town Meeting will take place in Washington, DC from June 26-28, 2012. More information can be found at www.smartgridtownmeeting.com.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. and provides electric, gas, and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Consolidated Edison, Inc. is a Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) company. The global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranks Consolidated Edison, Inc. as the only utility in the CDP's S&P 500 2011 Carbon Performance Leadership Index and #1 among S&P 500 utility companies in the 2011 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. Consolidated Edison, Inc. also has been recognized for its environmental performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations. For more information, please visit www.conEd.com.
Reliant provides electricity, energy services and smart energy solutions to more than 1.5 million retail customers including homes, businesses, manufacturing facilities, government entities and institutions in Texas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As part of NRG (NYSE:NRG), Reliant is backed by a Fortune 500 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for its customers and its diverse power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes nationwide. For more information about Reliant products and services, visit www.reliant.com.
Joules Assets, founded by industry veterans, Mike Gordon and Dennis Quinn, is a smart grid software and investment company focused on facilitating commerce in Energy Reduction Assets™, the sources of value created and shared from demand response, energy efficiency, storage & renewable generation. Joule's platform is designed to value cash flows from market participation and to offer financing and provide access to vendors and service providers to realize those cash flows. For more information, please visit www.jouleassets.com.
About the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) is a nonprofit organization, originally formed in 2004 as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC). ADS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization consisting of professionals and organizations involved in demand response and smart grid. It provides services to help its members in the conduct of their work and in the attainment of their personal, corporate and governmental objectives. ADS seeks to establish and grow a demand response "community" of policymakers, utilities, system operators, technology companies, consumers, and other stakeholders.
Group Members of ADS are Ameren, American Public Power Association, Arizona Public Service, ComEd, Con Edison, Conservation Services Group, ENBALA, Exelon, Freeman, Sullivan & Co, ISO New England, Joule Assets, MISO, National Grid, Navigant Energy Practice, NYSERDA, Opower, Pacific Gas & Electric, PECO, PJM Interconnection, Progress Energy, Reliant, Salt River Project, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, and Tennessee Valley Authority.
More information on ADS can be found at: www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org
SOURCE Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS)