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National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid Kicks-off in Washington, DC

07/11/2011 11:00AMSign-up to receive press releases.

Once again, NEMA is proud to be an Association Partner for the 2011 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid to be held July 12th through the 14th, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

The speaker roster includes a variety of NEMA member company executives and other thought leaders including FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and Commissioner Christine LaFleur, Deptartment of Energy Assistant Secretary for Electricity Patricia Hoffman, and Colorado Senator Mark Udall, author of the Senate eKnow Bill that will help to guide consumer access to electric meter data that will support demand response and smart grid programs.

Roundtable discussions will focus on industry perspectives for assessing the current state of legislative and regulatory developments and perspectives on state and federal policy issues. Also, back by popular demand, the Myth Busting session will focus on what many characterize as myths, namely the ideas that are widely held but which the facts dont support. The panel of myth busters will take on some long-standing issues as well as some new ones.

New for 2011, the National Town Meeting will feature an additional day dedicated to the effort of implementing FERCs National Action Plan (NAP) on Demand Response. The NAP Day Pre-Conference Workshop will be hosted by the National Action Plan Coalition. Registration is currently open, and prospective attendees can find out more information at http://demandresponsetownmeeting.com.


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