A National Town Meeting on demand response + smart grid

Agenda with speakers announced!


Advanced Registration Open for the National Town Meeting. Register today!

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.


New Microgrid Workshop Announced!


The National Town Meeting is pleased to offer a pre-Town Meeting Workshop on one of today’s hottest topics in the electricity/utility world – Microgrids. This Workshop will help attendees understand what microgrids are and why everyone is talking about them. Attendees will come 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 will be a combination of seminar, to convey an understanding of microgrids, and facilitated working sessions in which attendees will collaborate on discussion and issue resolution related to expansion of microgrid deployment.

You can add on the Microgrid Workshop to your Town Meeting Registration for only $225. Or register for the Workshop only for $275.


2014 Griddie® Awards


Who will win a Griddie®?

We are showcasing the best examples of creative work that explain the importance of smart energy practices and technologies to the public. Town Meeting attendees will vote 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 will be awarding Griddies® in two categories: Infographics and Solution Promos.

View the contest rules. 

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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2014 National Town Meeting Sponsors


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