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Interview with Universal Devices

GUEST Q&A Blog with Michel Kohanim, CEO of Universal Devices
-Rolf Bienert, Managing and Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR 2.0 Demand Response Program Guide was designed to further the interoperability of products certified as OpenADR compliant. The certification program is a simple add-on to the current OpenADR 2.0b Profile Certification that is being required by utilities worldwide. To date a number of utilities and manufacturers support the DR Program Guide and certification program.

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Interview with Electriq Power

Guest Blog Q&A with Jan Klube, EVP, Engineering, Electriq Power
By Rolf Bienert, Technical and Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance

It is exciting to see more members participating in the OpenADR 2.0 DR Program testing and certification program.  This is key in getting other members on board to participate in the program so utilities can benefit from the value it provides.

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OpenADR International Symposium is a Must-Attend Event

Why the OpenADR International Symposium is a Must-Attend Event – By Rolf Bienert, Managing and Technical Director, OpenADR Alliance

We all have hectic schedules these days and finding time to attend events has become more and more difficult. Most would agree, however, that networking with industry colleagues and subject matter experts in person offers an undeniable benefit, thanks to the new business and learning opportunities that are created.

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U.S. firms move in to assist Japan in electric market reforms

Japan's move to open its electric energy sector to new entrants presents a ripe business opportunity for U.S. consultancies and other firms and organizations wanting to help it make the transition.

OpenADR Alliance

When you enjoy the position of being the only global standard, it seems only natural that you'll be called upon to consult with new markets. That's how the OpenADR Alliance, based in California, got involved in Japan's move to a competitive market.

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IPKeys Power Partners Teams with Schneider Electric to Provide Enhanced Energy Management Capabilities

Schneider Electric announced its partnership with IPKeys Technologies, LLC, a provider of standards based energy interoperations software, network communications engineering, and enterprise security solutions that enable energy providers and their customers to achieve a more reliable, safer, and more economically beneficial smart grid.

Utilizing the OpenADR 2.0b protocol, facilities benefit from increased flexibility and improved usability for better customer experience and enhanced performance. Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/ipkeys-power-partners-teams-with-schneider-electric-to-provide-enhanced-ene/453542

Demand Response for Restaurants, Retail

EnTouch Controlslaunched the Advanced Peak Energy Management service to enable restaurant and retail facilities to reduce monthly energy spending by curtailing the amount of energy used during peak demand hours. The EnTouch360° building control platform is OpenADR 2.0 certified, which makes it possible for restaurant and retail facilities to receive electrical rate information and participate in demand response and peak demand programs. To view article click here: http://www.energymanagertoday.com/demand-response-restaurants-retail-0114003/

 

How utilities can help fix the smart grid education problem

The OpenADR standard for automated demand response is often misunderstood as just a standard for demand response. In fact, it is a powerful standard capable of supporting a broad spectrum of applications that fall under the demand response umbrella. As the only global standard for demand response, OpenADR is uniquely positioned to address a multitude of load control and load management applications. To view article click here http://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-utilities-can-help-fix-smart-grid-education-problem

Siemens Looks to Combine Building Energy Controls and Demand Response

Siemens’ SureGrid detects the grid-responsive potential in every building energy controller. To view entire article please visit: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/will-building-energy-controls-and-demand-response-converge

Why utilities need to embrace new connected technology

When choosing thermostats which are the best options for Bring Your Own Thermostat programs, always look for OpenADR 2.0b certification. OpenADR 2.0b is a standard-based communication protocol that helps improve energy savings and ease of participation in demand response programs. To view entire article visit: http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/15/03/why-utilities-need-embrace-new-connected-technology

How to do a Certification Program the Right Way

New article by James Mater, QualityLogic and Rolf Bienert, OpenADR Alliance: Let's begin under the premise that you (end-user, utility, aggregator, etc.) want to acquire technology from different vendors, specify the communications interface between products and have all such products install and work together easily and quickly (similar to adding a new printer to your PC - sometimes it's called "plug and play"). To read entire article visit: http://www.energycentral.com/utilitybusiness/informationtechnology/articles/3043

AutoGrid Selected by Bonneville Power Administration for Demand Response Across Its Service Territory

AutoGrid is proud to announce Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) as a customer. Our Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) application has been selected to implement and manage advanced demand response demonstrations, enabling BPA to schedule and automate events and see actual load shed during events.

Entire press release:
http://www.auto-grid.com/gallery/autogrid-bpa/

Universal Devices Brings Energy Management In a Box to Small & Medium Business Customers

Universal Devices, a leader in energy management and automation devices, today announced the deployment of “Energy Management In a Box.” The new offering, the first low-cost system configured for the small and medium business (SMB) market, complies with California’s Title 24 building requirements and further extends demand response (DR) using OpenADR. Read More: http://marketersmedia.com/universal-devices-brings-energy-management-in-a-box-to-small-medium-business-customers/66169

EnTouch Controls Leading Industry with OpenADR 2.0 Certification; Company Provides Demand Response Services to Restaurants and Retailers Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/10/14/entouch-controls-leading-industry-openadr-20-certification-comp

EnTouch Controls, a market leader of energy management as a service (EMaaS) and contributing member of the OpenADR Alliance, today announced that its EnTouch Controls EnTouch360° DR is OpenADR 2.0 certified.

Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/10/14/entouch-controls-leading-industry-openadr-20-certification-company-provides-demand-respon#ixzz3G9sSZbAn 

 

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

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

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

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.

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.

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