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OpenADR Alliance To Extend its Automated Demand Response Standard to Help Utilities Manage Their Distributed Energy Resources

Demand Response and distributed energy resources provide powerful tools for managing a more flexible, secure, resilient and scalable electric grid

MORGAN HILL, Calif., June 20, 2017:TheOpenADR Alliance today announced it is expanding the scope of its automated demand response standard to include advanced communications for distributed energy resources (DER). Energy supplier’s worldwide use the OpenADR standard to send fast, reliable and secure price and event messages to a wide variety of customer-installed equipment, such as building control systems, Zero Net Energy (ZNE) homes, smart thermostats, air conditioners, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, water heaters, and advanced plug load controllers. By enhancing the standard with messaging support for common energy resources, OpenADR can provide a unified platform to help utilities and customers manage the constantly changing collection of DER resources, unifying a system of systems.

OpenADR at DistribuTECH2017

JANUARY 18, 2017

OpenADR Alliance to Showcase OpenADR Based Solutions and Ecosystem Throughout DistribuTECH 2017


  • The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard, helps utilities manage the growing pool of distributed energy resources (DER), which includes renewable energy, energy storage, demand response and electric vehicle charging. The OpenADR standard supports communications to all DER resources to manage changes in load shape, energy inputs and power characteristics of DER assets.
  • In the OpenADR Alliance booth, #3238, exhibiting members will showcase their perspectives on innovative programs, solutions, and developer resources based on the OpenADR standard for automated demand response. Also 30 members will be showcasing smart grid solutions throughout the exhibition.
  • The OpenADR Alliance and several utilities will participate in conference session: The Connected Home and Connected Utility: Bring Your Own Device in room: 25C on Tuesday, January 31, 2017: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.
    This session will explore the state of the residential IoT market, standardization of IoT platforms, BYOD utility programs, the role of open standards, lessons learned and reflections from utilities deploying these programs.
OADR USEF program guide

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.

OpenADR and OCPP

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

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.
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