A National Town Meeting on demand response + smart grid

Save the date for 2016 – July 11-13

The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® is the premier event in the US focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications. It is unique in that it devotes an entire day to roundtable discussions featuring experts in demand response and smart grid, who discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments. The National Town Meeting also features panel discussions, case studies, and presentations of best practices. Another hallmark is attendee engagement, whether through Q&A sessions with top business leaders and policymakers, through formal electronic voting, or through the National Town Meeting’s reception and other networking sessions.


National Town Meeting in the News

Dispatches from the National Town Meeting on Demand Response
SOURCE: Navigant Research – June 4, 2015

Smart Grid and DR Conference: We Need New Business Models to Spur Integration of Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources
SOURCE: Powerit Solutions – June 4, 2015

National Town Meeting Explores the Future of Demand Response
SOURCE: Energy Hub – June 3, 2015

Perspectives from the ADS National Town Meeting
SOURCE: West Monroe Partners – June 1, 2015

Inside the Minds of Regulators: How Different States are Dealing with Distributed Energy
SOURCE: GreenTech Media – May 29, 2015

States can prime the demand for demand response, officials say
SOURCE: EnergyWire – May 28, 2015

Gallagher: AMI may not be part of New York’s REV
SOURCE: SmartGridToday – May 28, 2015

Minnesota Regulators seek input about modernizing grid
SOURCE: SmartGridToday – May 28, 2015

National Town Meeting to focus on integration of distributed energy resources
SOURCE: Energy Efficiency Markets – May 1, 2015

If you stick an “E” in DR, what do you have?
SOURCE: Utility Dive – April 30, 2015



The National Town Meeting is presented by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). ADS is a nonprofit organization, originally formed in 2004 as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC). ADS is an 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.

Members of ADS receive discounted registration to the National Town Meeting and are invited to member-only events and activities. Join today!



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