Press Releases

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.


OpenADR Alliance, 20+ Members to Showcase Smart Grid Solutions
at DistribuTECH 2015 in San Diego 


  • 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 20 OpenADR members will exhibit throughout the conference, showcasing OpenADR solutions that address customer needs in the residential, commercial and industrial markets.


New Tools To Help Utilities and Manufacturers Locate Resources

MORGAN HILL, Calif., January 14, 2015: The OpenADR Alliance, which fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard, today announced two new web-based tools to help utilities worldwide better maintain grid reliability using ADR, while providing customers with demand response-enabled products delivering enhanced energy efficiency. 

The OpenADR Deployment Map is a database containing OpenADR 1.0 and 2.0 deployments worldwide: The OpenADR Deployment Map provides visitors with information on OpenADR utility programs, including the location, status, category (commercial or residential), project timeline, OpenADR Profile Type (2.0a or 2.0b), and links for more information.

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