Press Releases

OpenADR Alliance, USEF Foundation Partnership takes first step to standardize flexibility programs

Updated OpenADR Demand Response Program Guide to Include New Program Templates for Europe

MORGAN HILL, Calif., OCT. 12, 2016: The year-long collaboration between the OpenADR Alliance and USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework) Foundation has already resulted in the creation of several new Demand Response (DR) Program Templates in the OpenADR Program Guide. This initial success aligns with the key goals of the relationship, which began in November 2015 to accelerate the development of an integrated smart energy future that is energy efficient, cost-effective and beneficial for businesses and consumers alike.


Combining Industry Standards OpenADR and OCPP Provides Powerful Solution For Electric Vehicles

New whitepaper explains how combing the two protocols turns electric vehicles from threats to the electricity grid into demand-response assets

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Oct. 04, 2016:  Smart grids and demand response are a cost-effective solution to the imbalances, blackouts and large investments typically associated with renewable energy and electric cars, according to a new whitepaper authored by the OpenADR Alliance, Eindhoven University of Technology, E-laad Foundation, Greenlots and Alliander.

The white paper, "Using OpenADR with OCPP" shows how combining the leading open protocol for demand response (OpenADR 2.0) and the leading open protocol for charging electric cars (OCPP) allows utilities to create a smart charging ecosystem that can improve grid management, enhance energy efficiency and lower the costs of deployment.


OpenADR Alliance to Host Two-Day Event in Philadelphia

Event to help the industry gain a better understanding of automated demand response: how it supports DER integration and can leverage the IoT

MORGAN HILL, Calif., April 19, 2016: 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 workshop and Open House, May 24-25 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The two-day event will bring together utilities, independent system operators (ISO), regulators and control suppliers who share a common interest in standardized automated demand response technology.

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. 

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