Opower, APPA, CSG, Energate join Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid announced the addition of four new members

Washington, D.C., February 1, 2012 — The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid announced the addition of four new members. The new members are Opower, the American Public Power Association, Conservation Services Group and Energate.

ADS is a nonprofit 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 to be demand response and smart grid professionals.

The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid is a nonprofit organization, originally formed in 2004 as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee. ADS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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.

Group Members of ADS are Ameren, American Electric Power, American Public Power Association, Arizona Public Service, ComEd, Conservation Services Group, ENBALA, Exelon, Freeman, Sullivan & Co, ISO New England, MISO, National Grid, Navigant Energy Practice, NYSERDA, Opower, Pacific Gas & Electric, PECO, PJM Interconnection, Progress Energy, Salt River Project, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern Co. and Tennessee Valley Authority.

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