U.S. demand response and smart grid legislative and regulatory activity update


Dan Delurey,
Executive Director,
Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 15, 2012 – There continues to be a substantial amount of state policymaking related to demand response and smart grid, with a great diversity of approaches taken by states and many levels of activity, according to the latest annual review of activity by the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS).

The report Demand Response & Smart Grid—State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Action Review: July 2011 – May 2012 presents a state by state summary of activity based on publicly available information.

“Once again ADS is pleased to provide the demand response and smart grid community with a snapshot of what kind of policies are unfolding that impact this area,” said Dan Delurey, executive director of ADS. “And that picture shows that there is a lot of progress being made, but probably not as much as there could be – or should be.”

The three stage process in developing the report comprised reviewing the ADS archive of state regulatory and legislative activity, then reviewing the documentation of known policy activities for any additional developments, and finally investigating leads from ADS members.