Dan Delurey, Executive Director of DRSG, welcomed the new members and said that the expansion and increased diversity of the organization would help its efforts to educate policy makers on the many ways that demand response and smart grid technologies can help lead the nation towards economic recovery. "There is now widespread recognition that an effort to modernize our electricity system will pay enormous dividends in terms of job creation, lower energy bills, and increased reliability and security of the grid," said Delurey. "Not only is the Smart Grid being viewed as part of economic recovery, but also as key to expanding renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The role of smart grid technologies and demand response practices in enabling the rapid introduction of intermittent and variable renewable energy is an essential one. Without a smart grid to accommodate and deliver it, and without demand response to balance or replace it when it is not available, the level of renewable energy that is desired or expected may not actually be reached."
In a move designed to better serve customers in the vehicle service and repair markets, and leverage inherent scale and technology, Rotary and Chief's parent company, Dover Industrial Products has announced the formation of an innovative Vehicle Service Group (VSG). Tom Giacomini, Dover Industrial Products president and CEO said, "This newly formed group includes two Dover companies, Rotary® and Chief Automotive Technologies®, and will greatly enhance our ability to provide superior levels of service and support to our automotive customers while leveraging the company's facilities, personnel and resources."