The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid has announced its dates for the 2012 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. The 2012 Town Meeting will take place in Washington, D.C., on June 26 – 28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is known for being the annual gathering for those working or interested in demand response and smart grid. This event is recognized as the premier event focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and the smart grid technologies and practices that enable it. It is unique in that in addition to a conventional format of presentations on best practices and case studies, it devotes an entire day to a roundtable discussion format where notable policymakers and demand response experts discuss with each other, and with the audience, the latest trends, issues, and developments in the demand response and smart grid space.

The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) is a nonprofit organization, originally formed as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) in 2004. ADS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization consisting of professionals and organizations involved in demand response and smart grid. It provides services to meet the needs of its members that help them 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, Arizona Public Service, ComEd, ENBALA, Exelon, Freeman, Sullivan & Co, ISO New England, MISO, National Grid, Navigant Energy Practice, NYSERDA, Pacific Gas & Electric, PECO, PJM Interconnection, Progress Energy, Salt River Project, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Walmart.