Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks Join the Association for DR

Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and
       Silver Spring Networks Join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Association for
Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced the addition of five new
members. The new members are Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation,
Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks.

ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, 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 to be demand
response (DR) and smart grid professionals.

"We are excited to have these new members join ADS and help us grow our
ability to serve the needs of the DR and smart grid community," said Dan
Delurey, Executive Director of ADS. "Duke Energy is now the largest utility in
the nation, and its membership will help us expand the network of utility
expertise in the organization. EnerNOC is one of the world's largest providers
of demand response, and recently, the company has staked a leadership position
in energy efficiency by leveraging its automated fault detection and analytics
software. Steffes Corporation is a leading provider of thermal storage systems
and is now deploying technology to use them to provide DR services. Corporate
Systems Engineering is one of the companies providing technology and services
to utilities and others that help them manage and control the demand response
resources on their systems. And Silver Spring Networks isaleadingplatform
and solutions provider for smart energy networks that enable utilities to
introduce efficiencies, integrate renewable energy, and empower customers to
monitor and manage consumption.

"The addition of such expertise and diversity is an exciting development for
ADS, and it will help us to become a better organization," said Delurey.
"These new members will help both now, as we continue to implement the
National Action Plan on Demand Response, and in the coming year as we head
towards the 10^th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart
Grid, to be held July 9-11, 2013 in Washington, DC."

Corporate Systems Engineering provides turn-key energy management and energy
efficiency solutions to energy companies worldwide. The company is a leading
supplier of direct demand response systems, including hardware and software,
for the largest utility programs in the country and is a major developer of
AMI solutions for the rapidly evolving Smart Grid. Corporate Systems
Engineering has been partnering with utilities to supply innovative solutions
for over 30 years and currently controls approximately 7,000 MW of power
across the country. CSE offers one-way and two-way communication Residential,
as well as Commercial and Industrial, control products.CSE is well versed in
integrating a variety of communication technologies for the Smart Grid -
including industry leading 2way cellular solutions around Load Control, Price
Response and Spinning Reserve. For more information, visit

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United
States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7million U.S.
customers. It has approximately 58,200 megawatts of electric generating
capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas
distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial and international
businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America
and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. For more
information, visit www.duke-energy.com.

EnerNOC unlocks the full value of energy management for its utility and
commercial, institutional, and industrial (C&I) customers by delivering a
comprehensive suite of demand-side management services that reduce real-time
demand for electricity, increase energy efficiency, improve energy supply
transparency in competitive markets, and mitigate emissions. EnerNOC's Utility
Solutions™ offerings, which include both Implementation and Consulting
services, are helping hundreds of utilities and grid operators worldwide meet
their demand-side management objectives. EnerNOC serves thousands of
commercial, institutional, and industrial customers worldwide through its
suite of energy management applications including: DemandSMART™, comprehensive
demand response; EfficiencySMART™, continuous energy savings; SupplySMART™,
energy price and risk management; and CarbonSMART™, enterprise carbon
management. For more information, visit www.enernoc.com.

Silver Spring Networks builds networks that enable a utility to make the
business changes necessary today to improve efficiency, reliability, and
customer service while reducing costs. Built for real-time networking, its
open standards permit multiple vendors to innovate new products and services
for the utility while remaining scalable and secure for system-wide
implementation. Seamlessly integrate these new networking technologies while
simultaneously building in redundancy, integrity and reliability and
increasing operational efficiencies. For more information, visit 

Steffes Corporation is a 40-year old manufacturing company located in North
Dakota. In the mid 1980s, Steffes designed the first American made electric
thermal storage (ETS) heating unit which electric utilities used for managing
power supply and demand while at the same time providing consumers comfortable
and affordable space heating. Over the years, Steffes ETS systems have evolved
to become sophisticated power management and energy storage devices and today
are equipped with grid-interactive controls which provide the ability to
quickly respond to the real-time needs of the electric grid. In addition to
traditional value of load management and off-peak heating, today's systems
have the ability to providing frequency control (regulation), LMP
optimization, enhanced renewable integration and load management services.
These low cost, distributive energy storage devices can be aggregated to
provide significant value to ISO's, Utilities, the Electric Grid and
Consumers. For more information, visit www.steffes.com.

About the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) is a nonprofit
organization, originally formed as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee
(DRCC) in 2004. ADS is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization consisting of
professionals and organizations involved in demand response and smart grid.
It provides services to meet the needs of its members that help them in the
conduct of their work and in the attainment of their personal, corporate and
governmental objectives. ADS seeks to establish and grow a demand response
"community" of policymakers, utilities, system operators, technology
companies, consumers, and other stakeholders.

Group Members of ADS are Ameren, American Public Power Association, Arizona
Public Service, California ISO, Comverge, Con Edison, Conservation Services
Group, Constellation, Corporate Systems Engineering, Dimplex, Duke Energy,
Emerson Climate Technologies, ENBALA, Energate, EnerNOC, Freeman, Sullivan &
Co, GE, ISO New England, Joule Assets, Landis+Gyr, MISO, National Grid,
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Navigant Energy Practice,
Negawatt, NYSERDA, On-Ramp Wireless, OPower, Pacific Gas & Electric, PECO, PJM
Interconnection, Reliant, Rodan Energy Solutions, Inc., Salt River Project,
San Diego Gas & Electric, Siemens, Silver Spring Networks, Southern California
Edison, Southern Company, Steffes Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority.

More information on ADS can be found at: www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org

SOURCE Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS)

Website: http://www.demandresponsesmartgrid.org
Contact: Dan Delurey, Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid,