In the US, the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) has announced three new members ahead of its annual meeting taking place in May.
Advanced analytics company for connected home devices Ecofactor, energy services management Tendril and energy services advisor Cadmus are the latest members of the non-profit organisation founded in 2004.
Commenting on the recruitment, Dan Delurey, CEO of ADS, said: "These new members are coming on board at an exciting time for the organization.
"Their experience and expertise will certainly help us grow our ability to serve the needs of the DR and smart grid community.
Ecofactor's cloud-based application actively manages thermostats on occupants' behalf and is being used by utilities, home service providers and homeowners for demand response, energy efficiency, and HVAC performance monitoring services.
Tendril has developed an open, cloud-based software platform, which provides the infrastructure, analytics and understanding required to deliver personalized energy services.
Cadmus aims to deliver cross-disciplinary services and solutions that help its clients achieve their goals while also creating social and economic value and is performing "cutting-edge evaluations on topics such as Wi-Fi enabled thermostats and behavioral DR pilots," according to Mr Delurey.
US energy stakeholders
The non-profit organisation, which counts policy makers, utilities and technology companies in its membership including Duke Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric, Itron and Landis+Gyr, states its aim as developing a demand response community for the exchange of information.
US smart grid and smart energy companies Nest, C3 Energy and Sensus all joined the Washington DC-based association in May 2014.