July 12, 2011

EVENT ADVISORY – JULY 13, 2011: 2011 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid:

WHAT: The 2011 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is a unique event taking place on Wednesday, July 13, with all of its sessions held in "roundtable" fashion whereby leaders from the business and policy communities discuss important issues and developments with each other and with the audience.

The event also includes electronic voting by attendees on various questions. Awards are also given out to leaders in the field of smart grid.

WHO: Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), Member of Senate Energy Committee

Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, FERC

Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Electricity, DOE

Cheryl LaFleur, Commissioner, FERC

Joseph Rigby, Chairman, CEO and President of PEPCO Holdings

Nick Sinai, Manager, Smart Grid, White House OSTP

Rick Morgan, Commissioner, DC Public Service Commission

Wayne Gardner, Commissioner, PA Public Utilities Commission

Donna Nelson, Commissioner, TX Public Utilities Commission

Frank Murray, President, NYS Research and Development Authority

Tammy McLeod, Chief Customer Officer, Arizona Public Service

Blake Young, CEO, Comverge

Eric Dresselhuys, Chief Marketing Officer, Silver Spring Network

Kyle McNamara, Managing Principal, Verizon

Diane Rigas, VP, Environmental Defense Fund

Close to 400 delegates are expected to attend.

Utilities from all around the country are sending representatives. There will be over 25 CEOs or C-Level Executives from Technology Companies. There are 6 different federal agencies or Congressional committees sending someone. Representatives of 13 different state agencies will be attending.

A complete agenda and list of speakers are available at www.smartgridtownmeeting.com.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Main Atrium at 14th Street NW entrance.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(also Thursday, July 14th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Sponsors: Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), U.S. Department of Energy, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, National Association of State Energy Officials, and the Energy Future Coalition, among others.

SOURCE Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid