WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced that registration for the 11th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is now open. The 2014 Town Meeting will take place in Washington, DC, on May 19-21 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is known as the annual gathering for those working on 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 presentations on best practices and case studies, it devotes an entire day to a roundtable discussion format where notable policymakers and experts discuss with each other, and with the audience, the latest trends, issues, and developments in the demand response and smart grid space.
ADS Executive Director Dan Delurey said "Drawing expert presenters and roundtable participants from across the demand response and smart grid community, the 2014 Town Meeting will focus on the most important trends and developments facing our industry. A few of the topics covered will be the next generation of smart grid technologies, intelligent buildings, utility business models, the connection between smart grid and the environment, microgrids, and time-based pricing."
The 2013 National Town Meeting drew over 300 attendees, from all sectors that make up the demand response and smart grid community, including utilities, ISOs, technology, finance, government, research, communications, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and academia. More than 50 utilities, 13 state energy commissions, and 11 government organizations or agencies had representatives in attendance.
ADS, the organization that presents the Town Meeting, is a professional association serving demand response and smart grid professionals. Members of ADS receive free or discounted registration to ADS events, including the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. ADS allows individuals to join as members, and also has membership options for companies and organizations. ADS members come from utilities, ISOs, technology companies, government agencies, legislative and regulatory bodies, and academic institutions. ADS members are engineers, economists, educators, consultants, regulators, and legislators, as well as marketing and communications professionals. For more information on membership, go to www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org/about-ads/membership.
To learn more about the National Town Meeting, visit: www.smartgridtownmeeting.com
To become a member or learn more about ADS, visit: www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org
About the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) is a nonprofit organization, originally formed as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) in 2004. ADS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization consisting of professionals and organizations involved in demand response and smart grid. It provides services to meet the needs of its members that help them 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, California ISO, Comverge, Con Edison, Conservation Services Group, Constellation, Consumers Energy, Corporate Systems Engineering, Dimplex, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, ENBALA, Energate, EnergyHub, EnerNOC, Freeman, Sullivan & Co, GE, ISO New England, Landis+Gyr, MISO, National Grid, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Navigant Energy Practice, NYSERDA, Olivine, On-Ramp Wireless, OPower, Pacific Gas & Electric, PECO, PJM Interconnection, Reliant, Rodan Energy Solutions, Inc., San Diego Gas & Electric, Siemens, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Steffes Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation.
More information on ADS can be found at: www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org
About the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid
The 2014 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is the acknowledged place for those in the demand response and smart grid community to gather. Representatives from utilities, government entities, technology firms, and many other sectors within the community will gather to discuss both the present and future of DR and SG.
More information on the Town Meeting can be found at: www.smartgridtownmeeting.com
SOURCE Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid