Smart Grid Delegates Briefed UN Climate Change Conference Attendees

  • Posted on: 11 December 2010
  • By: chw staff

Members of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) went to the United Nation Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCC) in Cancun, Mexico to speak to attendees.  The delegates went to highlight the importance of Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) in ensuring that climate policy goals are attained.

Dan Delurey, President of the DRSG, said they [DRSG] requested the invitation to the conference in Mexico, with the intention of making climate community aware of how smart grid and demand response can help it get to where it wants. The DRSG member companies that participated in the briefing were Johnson Controls, Landis + Gyr, Ingersoll-Rand and Aclara.

"We explained how DR and smart grid help in the management of intermittent renewable energy such as wind and solar.  We also tried to convey to conference delegates the additional gains in energy efficiency that are possible by empowering consumers with new technologies and new informational feedback about their electricity usage.  With renewable energy and energy efficiency being foundational building blocks of efforts to reduce emissions and address climate change, we want those on the front line of climate-policy developments to understand that it is in their interest to be supporters of smart grid," said Delurey.

Delurey, thinks their presentation went well and believe that their efforts will be pay off.