The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) has announced the addition of five new members. The new members are Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks.
ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and other stakeholders. It includes as members companies and organizations, as well as individuals who consider themselves to be demand response (DR) and smart grid professionals.
"We are excited to have these new members join ADS and help us grow our ability to serve the needs of the DR and smart grid community," said Dan Delurey, Executive Director of ADS. "Duke Energy is now the largest utility in the nation, and its membership will help us expand the network of utility expertise in the organization. EnerNOC is one of the world's largest providers of demand response, and recently, the company has staked a leadership position in energy efficiency by leveraging its automated fault detection and analytics software. Steffes Corporation is a leading provider of thermal storage systems and is now deploying technology to use them to provide DR services. Corporate Systems Engineering is one of the companies providing technology and services to utilities and others that help them manage and control the demand response resources on their systems. And Silver Spring Networks is a leading platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks that enable utilities to introduce efficiencies, integrate renewable energy, and empower customers to monitor and manage consumption.
"The addition of such expertise and diversity is an exciting development for ADS, and it will help us to become a better organization," said Delurey. "These new members will help both now, as we continue to implement the National Action Plan on Demand Response, and in the coming year as we head towards the 10th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, to be held July 9-11, 2013 in Washington, DC."