On November 20th, 2014 the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Northern Black Forest (IHK Nordschwarzwald) hosted a group of experts for its "Region for Energy Efficiency" in Pforzheim. Dr. Valentin Bertsch from the research group Energy Economics held a speech on measures and potentials of flexible energy demands in domestic homes. For the following question session he joined further speakers from the federal state government, industry as wells as IHK in discussing current trends in smart energy.
The report of IHK Nordschwarzwald as well as slides from the speeches may be found at the link above. Please note that these are in German, only.