2015 Dates Announced!
Please join us in Washington, DC on May 26-28, 2015 for the 12th annual National Town Meeting!
Thanks to those of you that attended the 2014 National Town Meeting in Washington, DC from May 19-21, 2014. You can view pictures of the event here, and presentations can be found here.
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
Hawaii public utilities commissioner receives national honor
SOURCE: Pacific Business News – June 19, 2014
Hawaii provides U.S. utilities a glimpse of the future
SOURCE: Utility Dive – June 11, 2014
Is New York the future of the utility industry?
SOURCE: Utility Dive – May 27, 2014
ISOs seek flexibility, predictability from DR
SOURCE: Megawatt Daily – May 23, 2014
Consumers really want options in utility rate plans
SOURCE: Greentech Media – May 22, 2014
DC event reveals DR growth in shifting landscape
SOURCE: Smart Grid Today – May 22, 2014
Grids wrangle with demand response growth
SOURCE: Argus Media – May 22, 2014
The Power of Pooled Microgrids
SOURCE: Energy Efficiency Markets – May 22, 2014
Value of the grid and disruptive forces debated
SOURCE: Megawatt Daily – May 21, 2014
Are we ready for a grid that values efficiency?
SOURCE: Greentech Media – May 21, 2014
When will smart meters’ day come?
SOURCE: E&E Daily – May 21, 2014
National Town Meeting on Demand Response to Include Microgrid Workshop May 19
SOURCE: Energy Efficiency Markets – April 30, 2014
2014 Griddie® Award Winners Chosen
We showcased the best examples of creative work that explain the importance of smart energy practices and technologies to the public, and Town Meeting attendees voted on the National Town Meeting Awards for Excellence in Communication (aka “Griddies®“).
Utilities, community organizations, technology companies, and other stakeholders, as well as creative agencies and consultants, were invited to participate. This year we awarded Griddies® in two categories: Solution Promos and Infographics.
Solutions Promo Winner and Finalists
Technology companies are collaborating with utilities and reaching out directly to customers who are choosing how to better manage energy use in their homes or businesses. This category is geared for video spots that promote a utility program offering or Smart Grid-enabled products and services to C&I or residential customers. Attendees of the National Town Meeting voted on the winner at the end of the day on Tuesday, May 20.
CPS Energy: Mission Control
PG&E: Business Energy Checkup
MP2 Energy: Automated Demand Response – Town
Infographic Winner and Finalists
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an infographic is worth a white paper at least. These finalists were voted on online before and during the National Town Meeting with a winner announced at the end of the day on Tuesday, May 20.
ThinkEco Inc.: 2013 CoolNYC Program in Review
OG+E: SmartHours Timeline
Microgrid Workshop Monday May 19
The National Town Meeting offered a pre-Town Meeting Workshop on one of today’s hottest topics in the electricity/utility world – Microgrids. This Workshop helped attendees understand what microgrids are and why everyone is talking about them. Attendees came away with an understanding of the technical and business sides of microgrids, as well as the policy aspects that can accelerate or delay their deployment. The Workshop was a combination of seminar, to convey an understanding of microgrids, and facilitated working sessions in which attendees collaborated on discussion and issue resolution related to expansion of microgrid deployment.
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.
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