WASHINGTON — Three more companies have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). They come aboard as ADS gears up for its 12th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. The new members are EcoFactor, Tendril, and Cadmus.

ADS is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, District of Columbia, 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 demand response (DR) and smart grid professionals.

“These new members are coming on board at an exciting time for the organization,” said Dan Delurey, CEO of ADS. “Their experience and expertise will certainly help us grow our ability to serve the needs of the DR and smart grid community. EcoFactor has been a leader in helping to implement successful DR programs using advanced analytics and connected home devices. Tendril has achieved great satisfaction rates using its software platform for personalized energy services. And Cadmus is performing cutting-edge evaluations on topics such as Wi-Fi enabled thermostats and behavioral DR pilots.”

“We are especially excited to have these new members join as we are in final preparations for the 12th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid,” said Howard Smith of Alabama Power, chairman of ADS. “They have already helped to provide input as we put together the agenda and plan for the event coming up May 26-28 in Washington, D.C.” (For more information on the National Town Meeting, visit www.demandresponsetownmeeting.com.)

Ecofactor applies advanced analytics to connected devices in the home. Its cloud-based application actively manages thermostats in intelligent ways to improve comfort while helping save energy and money. Utilities, home service providers, and homeowners rely on EcoFactor for demand response, energy efficiency, and HVAC performance monitoring services. For more information, visit www.ecofactor.com.

Tendril is supplying data-driven Energy Services Management (ESM) for the evolving energy market. Its open, cloud-based software platform provides the infrastructure, analytics, and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services. This targeted approach has led to some of the industry’s highest engagement and satisfaction rates. For more information, visit www.tendrilinc.com.

Cadmus’ team of Energy Services Advisors has helped utilities, governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations plan, evaluate, design, and market energy-efficiency programs to achieve cost-effective energy savings. Its core areas of expertise include energy policy, energy efficiency, demand response, renewables and distributed generation, potential studies, resource planning, finance, greenhouse gas emissions, smart grid technology, and sustainability. For more information, visit www.cadmusgroup.com.

Members of ADS include the American Public Power Association, Baltimore Gas & Electric, California ISO, Conservation Services Group, Constellation, Duke Energy, EnergyHub, National Grid, Navigant Energy Practice, Nest Labs, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Siemens, Spring Networks, Southern California Edison, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, among others. For more information on ADS, visit www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org.

Publication date: 5/4/2015

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