Press Releases

OpenADR Alliance Releases OpenADR 2.0 Program Guide For Utilities, Developers and Implementers of Automated DR Programs

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Feb. 02, 2016: The OpenADR Alliance today announced the release of the OpenADR 2.0 Demand Response Program Guide. This guide recommends OpenADR best practices for virtual top nodes (VTNs) and virtual end nodes (VENs) to help standardize the implementation of specific demand response (DR) programs. In addition, the Alliance has developed a certification program, based on the DR Guide, to strengthen the interoperability of products certified as OpenADR compliant, a simple add-on to the current OpenADR “b” Profile Certification to support utilities worldwide.


JANUARY 20, 2016

OpenADR Alliance, 30+ Members Exhibiting Smart Grid Solutions

at DistribuTECH 2016 in Orlando, FL


  • The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard.
  • In addition, over 30 OpenADR members will exhibit throughout the conference, showcasing OpenADR solutions that address customer needs in the residential, commercial and industrial markets.


  • OpenADR Theater Presentations

In the OpenADR Alliance booth, #413, exhibiting members will share their perspectives on innovative programs, solutions, and developer resources based on the OpenADR standard for automated demand response.  To view the theater schedule CLICK HERE. *Each presentation will be approx 20 minutes. 


USEF and OpenADR sign strategic Memorandum of Understanding fostering
cooperation in connecting and optimizing smart energy systems

  • Memorandum of Understanding aims to support large-scale deployment of demand-side flexibility by establishing a world-wide standard that enables interoperability between appliances and operators of demand response programs
  • Partners to coordinate positions and develop USEF specific OpenADR demand response template(s)
  • Identify synergies and undertake shared marketing activities in Europe

Amsterdam, November 10, 2015: The OpenADR (Open Automated Demand Response) Alliance and USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework) Foundation, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that lays the foundation for the two organizations to cooperate on the utilization of demand-side flexibility for optimization of smart energy systems. By working together, the partners aim to accelerate the development of an integrated smart energy future that is energy efficient and cost-effective and beneficial for businesses and consumers alike.


OpenADR Alliance To Host Member Meeting and Open House Event at Southern California Edison

Event to include workshop, education sessions and reception

MORGAN HILL, Calif., May 11, 2015: The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard, today announced it is hosting a Member Meeting and Open House May 13-14th at the Southern California Edison Energy Education Center in Irwindale, California. The event will include sessions on OpenADR targeted to utilities, independent system operators (ISO), regulators and control suppliers.

“This will provide a rare opportunity to meet with Demand Response experts who share a common interest in this rapidly growing marketplace,” said Barry Haaser, managing director, OpenADR Alliance. “Attendees will gain valuable insight into how the OpenADR standard is strengthening the electrical grid through improved energy efficiency and reliability.”


Call for Review: OpenADR Alliance Releases Draft of OpenADR 2.0 Program Guide For Utilities and Manufacturers


MORGAN HILL, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015: The OpenADR Alliance today announced availability of the first draft of the OpenADR 2.0 Program Guide to facilitate more DR programs and further product development. The guide defines typical automated demand response (ADR) programs and explains how they are implemented using OpenADR 2.0. The OpenADR Program Guide expands the range of DR deployment scenarios available to energy providers, while giving equipment manufacturers better information on typical DR Program usage models so they can support a full range of DR programs in their products.

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