A National Town Meeting on demand response + smart grid

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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

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

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






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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