DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, Nexant join Association for DR & Smart Grid

The new members are DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Nexant

Three demand response and smart grid firms have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). The new members are DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Nexant.

ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., 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 demand response (DR) and smart grid professionals.

DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include DTE Electric, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, DTE Gas, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, power and industrial projects and energy trading.

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal unit of CMS Energy providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Nexant offers a suite of advisory services and software solutions designed for utility business processes, support implementation of smart grid and demand side initiatives, and provide energy industry and technology insights.

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