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THG Energy Solutions Wins Award for Demand Response

OpenADR member THG Energy Solutions earned top spot in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. THG Energy Solutions won first place in the Demand Response/Demand Side Management category. For more information click here.

 

Third-Party Results Show EcoFactor’s Home Energy Offering Works Really Well

EcoFactor is achieving very solid energy savings in Nevada. Can it do the same around the country?

After a full year of offering residential efficiency and demand response services to customers in Nevada, EcoFactor is releasing third-party results showing very strong savings that appear to beat other leading competitors. To view entire article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/third-party-results-show-ecofactors-home-energy-offering-works-really-well

OpenADR Alliance July Newsletter

Be sure to check out July's newsletter: http://www.openadr.org/newsletter-archive

India to Accelerate Smart Grid with OpenADR Alliance - See more at: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/08/05/656163/10093040/en/India-to-Accelerate-Smart-Grid-with-OpenADR-Alliance.html#sthash.xTXnZGHz.dpuf

The OpenADR Alliance today announced a strategic relationship with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), a public private partnership initiative India's Ministry of Power (MoP) created to accelerate the development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. The two organizations will work together to facilitate the adoption of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)in India, helping utilities in the country better maintain grid reliability, while providing customers with demand response-enabled products delivering enhanced energy efficiency. - See more at: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/08/05/656163/10093040/en/India-to-Accelerate-Smart-Grid-with-OpenADR-Alliance.html#sthash.xTXnZGHz.dpuf

OpenADR not just a "California technology"

For more than a decade, utilities have been using Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) as the basis of their demand response (DR) programs. For the uninitiated, OpenADR is an open and interoperable information exchange model that enables fast, reliable, and secure information exchange between Demand Response Program Operators, aggregators, and end customers. OpenADR is an initiative of the OpenADR Alliance whose ecosystem of more than 100 system operators, utilities, energy aggregators, and hardware and software companies support the standard.

View entire article: http://www.fiercesmartgrid.com/story/openadr-not-just-california-technology/2014-07-30?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Universal Devices announces ISY-DR, a sub $100 OEM Platform for Demand Response

Universal Devices, an industry leader in energy management and automation devices, announced an industry first today – a fully compliant, sub $100 OEM platform for Demand Response.

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/25913582/universal-devices-announces-isy-dr-a-sub-100-oem-platform-for-demand-response

New Developments Within the OpenADR Alliance

There continues to be an increasing availability of OpenADR 2.0 certified products, which is a clear indicator of how effectively the OpenADR standard addresses the market need for demand response programs.

Email interview with Barry Haaser and Ken Sinclair http://automatedbuildings.com/news/jul14/interviews/140627012002haaser.html

Smart Grid Demand Response Communications - The Need for the Right Standards

Energy providers commonly rely on demand response to shift or shed demand for electricity resources during electrical grid stress, when the price of electricity is high or when the grid needs to be balanced because of availability of renewable energy. A recent advancement in demand response called open automated demand response (OpenADR) is gaining popularity worldwide. OpenADR consistently conveys the demand response signals to energy aggregators and consumers from an energy provider, facilitating a timely and predictable response while allowing choices by end consumers.

Power Engineering Automated Demand Response: Connecting Utilities Worldwide

The $197 billion Smart Grid market represents a significant business opportunity for utilities, equipment suppliers, system installers and end customers to leverage a new demand response (DR) standard called Open Automated Demand Response or OpenADR.

Universal Devices Integrates Real-Time Weather With OpenADR and Home Automation Platform

Universal Devices, an industry leader in energy management and automation devices, announced  general availability of its enhanced weather reporting and forecast module.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1984215#ixzz34Y2WrezS

IPKeys, PJM, Walmart, BerkeleyLab and Schneider Electric Demonstrate Energy Management Advances with OpenADR 2.0b Market Pilots

IPKeys announced today the successful conclusion of multi-phase pilots at PJM Interconnection for Ancillary Services (Synchronous Reserve and Regulation) utilizing IPKeys’ OpenADR 2.0b certified Energy Interop Server & System (EISS™). The pilot participants - Walmart, PJM, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Schneider Electric – succeeded in showing the technological feasibility of using the OpenADR 2.0b profile in the field for ancillary services and regulation signaling.http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140513005231/en/IPKeys-PJM-Walmart-BerkeleyLab-Schneider-Electric-Demonstrate#.U3IzsLTiPR4

OpenADR Helps Building Owners and Operators Meet Title 24 California Compliance Requirements for Connecting Buildings to the Smart Grid

The Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard enables compliance with the new Title 24 California Energy Code, in effect Jan. 1, 2014. Since OpenADR is being designed into most building management and lighting control systems, California business owners and operators can more easily comply with the changes to Title 24, originally adopted in 1978 to regulate California’s energy crisis by requiring any construction of a new building, or alterations made to an existing building, to meet certain standards. The new code includes more stringent regulations for demand response (DR) capabilities within lighting and HVAC in both residential and non-residential buildings, enabling better management of peak energy demand, costs and overall energy usage.

http://www.businessenergy.net/DE/Articles/Demand_Response_Is_Now_Big_Business_25503.aspx?pageid=511f7b38-159a-422e-b10e-fed968694384

California's new building code to mandate demand response

Starting in June, California’s updated Title 24 building code will require that lighting, HVAC, new or retrofit thermostats and a range of other systems come equipped with demand response capability.http://www.utilitydive.com/news/californias-new-building-code-to-mandate-demand-response/247680/

HONEYWELL AND CPS ENERGY EXPAND EFFORTS TO HELP MAKE THE ELECTRICAL GRID SMARTER, MORE RELIABLE

MINNEAPOLIS, March 26, 2014 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a two- year program with CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas. The utility will use automated demand response (ADR) technology and services from Honeywell to connect and collaborate with commercial and industrial customers, and adjust electricity consumption when the demand for energy peaks. As a result, CPS Energy will have additional tools to enhance the stability of the Texas electrical grid, especially on hot summer days when air conditioners and other cooling equipment are often running at capacity.
The program is expected to be the largest ADR deployment by a municipal utility, and will build on a successful pilot project that CPS Energy and Honeywell completed last year. The pilot included nine commercial and industrial facilities, and helped trim demand by approximately 1.5 megawatts (MW) — a more than 10 percent reduction in each building on average. Honeywell and CPS Energy will look toenroll 60 additional sites, bringing the potential reduction to nearly 6 MW, enough electricity to meet the typical load of more than 2,200 homes. For more information visit: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/honeywell-and-cps-energy-expand-efforts-to-help-make-the-electrical-grid-smarter-more-reliable-2014-03-26?reflink=MW_news_stmp

OpenADR Standard Published as an International Publicly Available Specification

 

In February, Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) achieved another milestone toward becoming an international standard when theInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a renowned standards development organization, released a profile of OpenADR 2.0 as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS). This action recognizes OpenADR as a standard that will enable our electricity systems to be more responsive and smarter about operating under numerous economic, environmental, and security restraints. OpenADR 2.0 is already a national standard in the United States, as the result of Smart Grid standards interoperability activities coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).

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IEC Approves OpenADR Specification

The OpenADR Alliance today announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC/PAS 62746-10-1 as a basis for a new commission standard to be developed. The level of international support for the PAS validates the global importance of the OpenADR smart grid specification. To read more please view link below:

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/02/25/613151/10069909/en/IEC-Approves-OpenADR-Specification.html

What does the Google acquisition of Nest mean for DR?

Google announced its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a manufacturer of smart thermostats and other connected products, in Jan 2014.  This transaction positions Google as a key player in the rapidly changing demand response (DR) market.

http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/14/02/what-does-google-acquisition-nest-mean-dr

The Demand Response Industry Simplifies Communication Protocol OpenADR

At DistribuTECH, it was all about real-time demand response applications.

When the OpenADR Alliance rolled out its second-generation communication standard protocol, the organization figured that three types would meet the needs of the industry.

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Siemens Becomes Sponsor Member of OpenADR Alliance and Joins Board of Directors

The OpenADR Alliance today announced that Siemens, a global leader in electrical engineering and electronics, has become a Sponsor Member of the OpenADR Alliance. As a Sponsor Member, Siemens joins the Board of Directors comprised of Southern California Edison, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), AutoGrid, EnerNOC and Honeywell. 

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130826-902151.html

 EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software, today announced that its technology has been certified by the OpenADR Alliance for compliance with the OpenADR 2.0 Profile B specification. Profile B is designed for high-end embedded devices that support a wide range of demand response services and markets, and this certification confirms EnerNOC's ability to seamlessly integrate with demand response programs in new and existing markets that require standards compliance. EnerNOC is one of the first companies in the OpenADR Alliance to announce a 2.0B-compliant product.