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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/

The Newest Demand Response Participant: Electric Vehicles

Demand response is catching on faster than pumpkin spice lattes! Learn more: theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/2149791/newest-demand-response-participant-electric-vehicles

 

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 

 

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

Latest Auto DR Platform Empowers Customers

Be sure to check out the latest DR article by members IPKeys and LBNL:

The new, highly-secure automated Demand Response (DR) platform, OpenADR 2.0b, opens up the next generation of markets for DR and energy market program participants. To view entire article: http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/Electric-Energy/eemag_july-august2014/2014080601/57.html#56

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

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

Powerit Solutions Receives OpenADR Alliance 2.0b Profile Certification

Powerit Solutions, an international energy management technology company, today announced receipt of the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification certification. OpenADR 2.0b is a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting automated demand response (DR) and distributed energy resource management for both wholesale and retail programs. http://www.poweritsolutions.com/index.php?id=974

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: A Grid-Smart Thermostat in Every Facility

Mandated OpenADR enabled thermostats, lights, and buildings create new opportunities.

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/californias-title-24-a-grid-smart-thermostat-in-every-building