The Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) has changed its membership structure in accordance with the services it will now provide as a professional membership society. Reflecting this new focus, the DRCC has changed its name to the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS).
Tim Roughan, Director of Product Management for National Grid and Chairman of DRCC/ADS, said the change made sense at this point in time.
“Over the past 10 years, there has been tremendous growth in the number of individuals that refer to themselves as demand response and smart grid professionals, yet there has been no organisation for these people to join as individuals,” Roughan said.
Starting this week, technology companies, utilities, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and other entities will be welcome to join as group members, but ADS will also be a membership association for demand response and smart grid professionals.
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