About the Alliance:
The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy.
Mission: To promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and energy security.
History: In 1977, senators from both sides of the political aisle founded the Alliance to improve the efficiency of America’s energy resources, ensure that we never use more energy than we need to, and position the United States as the global leader in energy efficiency.
Work: The Alliance collaborates with a variety of people and groups to:
- Prove that business can be efficient and make money at the same time
- Educate consumers about the impact of energy choices – especially on their wallets
- Ensure that lawmakers build smart and fiscally sound energy policy
- Carry the message of efficiency to established and developing economies around the globe
Smart Grid Resources:
The Alliance to Save Energy supports well-planned smart grid and AMI systems for their potential to help operators run the electrical grid more efficiently. The organization has produced a number of resources to help stakeholders understand the new technologies. Several recently published resources and outputs include:
- A fact sheet on the smart grid that offers an overview, diagram of smart grid elements, explanation of demand response, and summary of legislative policy and challenges
- A white paper centered on the energy efficiency potential of the smart grid
- A Green Button overview page and letter to the President
In 2012, SGCC will be recognizing a member each week, providing an organizational profile and highlighting the member’s accomplishments and output in the smart grid space. Order of recognition is random and all full and affiliate members will receive a spotlight.