February 2014

 

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  1. Members in Action
  2. EPRI Releases Open Source
  3. DistribuTECH Highlights
  4. Technical Update
  5. Success Story Campaign
  6. Upcoming Events


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OpenADR Alliance in Action


The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance this week announced a liaison agreement to more quickly accelerate the rollout of energy efficient program offerings. The two organizations will work together to enable interoperability between Smart Utility Networks and utility demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification. To view the entire release click here.



Earlier this month, OATI called upon OpenADR Alliance to spread the word about their quest for recognition as one of the Top 14 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2014.  The votes are in and, they earned it!  Awards are a great opportunity for boosting your business goals and we are here to help.  Next opportunity on deck? Peak Load Management Association’s (PLMA) Best 2013 Demand Response Programs and Practices.  Nomination acceptance ends THIS Friday so please let us know if you need help. To keep our fingers on the pulse of your undertakings, we look forward to speaking with you in the coming weeks and months about what OpenADR projects and practices you are working on. For any member related matters please contact [email protected]

 

EPRI Releases Open Source OpenADR 2.0b VTN and VEN Code

EPRI Open Source OpenADR software now available on Sourceforge. It includes both the Virtual Top Node (VTN)http://sourceforge.net/projects/openadr2vtn/ and the Virtual End Node (VEN) http://sourceforge.net/projects/openadr2bven-pull/. EPRI is using this software as a research tool in their OpenADR Demonstrations with utilities in the US, Japan, France and Ireland. This is an important step for interoperability of Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resource Integration. Next steps will be to complete the certification process with the OpenADR Alliance.


DistribuTECH Highlights 

The OpenADR Alliance had a strong showing at the DistribuTECH Conference in San Antonio with 23 members exhibiting. There were several meetings with the press and analyst in attendance and several people interested in learning more about the Alliance. Here is an article as a result of a press meeting with editor Katherine Tweed from GreenTech Media: The Demand Response Industry Simplifies Communication Protocol OpenADR.


Here’s a clip from the Bring Your Own Thermostat Panel at DistribuTech.  In the breakout education sessions, it was clear that there was a good mix of organizations utilizing OpenADR, those with knowledge of the standard, and organizations which are tremendously curious. When asked about the standard in practice, panelist Lupe Jimenez, Senior Project Manager of Smart Grid R&D at SMUD said, “OpenADR just offers many more opportunities.”

 

Technical Update

 IEC Approves OpenADR 2.0b Specification 

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. For more information click here.


New Certified Products

Gridwiz Inc. - Gridwiz Lavendar
Honeywell International - Novar Opus BAS
I-ON Communications Co., LTD. - DRMS (Demand Response Management System)
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) - KERI_OpenADR2.0a_VEN
Universal Devices, Inc. - ISY994Z Series

Success Story Campaign

We want to help you promote your OpenADR-related products and solutions! We’re launching a new campaign called “Success with OpenADR” to develop Alliance member success stories.  These brief, 1-3 minute video or one-page written stories will help your company and the Alliance. If interested, please provide a contact name, email and phone number for your organization to [email protected] so we can assist you on your success video or story today. 

 

Be sure to check out James Mater of QualityLogic discuss OpenADR 2.0 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LZaoHuPpR0. Also to view our latest success story from OATI visit http://www.openadr.org/success-stories.

 


Upcoming Events
 

OpenADR 2.0 Workshop in March

QualityLogic is pleased to announce a new open enrollment OpenADR 2.0 Workshop in Southern California on March 18-19, 2014. The Early Bird enrollment discount expires March 1, so be sure to sign up!

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15th PLMA Spring Conference
Mile-High View of Demand Response
April 15-16, 2014
Embassy Suites Downtown
Denver, Colorado
For more information and to register please visit http://www.peaklma.org/event/15thspring

OpenADR Member Meeting
April 17, 2014
Embassy Suites Downtown
Denver, Colorado
For more information and to register please visit http://www.openadr.org

 

OpenADR Mission Statement

The mission of the OpenADR Alliance is to foster global development, adoption, and compliance of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standards through collaboration, education, testing, and certification.

 

January  2014

 

Table of Contents

  1. New Members
  2. Member News
  3. Technical Update
  4. Success Story Campaign
  5. Upcoming Events


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Enbala Becomes Member of OpenADR Alliance to Help Advance the Growth of Automated Demand Response

ENBALA is proud to announce its membership in the OpenADR Alliance, which is helping advance the continued adoption of real-time demand management solutions through an open communications standard.

 

OpenADR is important to the continued growth and reliable adoption of ADR by utilities and their customers. GOFlex™, ENBALA’s multipurpose intelligent load management platform, delivers demand management solutions to utilities to help address many operational challenges emerging in the modern power system.

For more information visit:  www.enbala.com.

 

Greenlots Is First EV Charging Provider to Earn OpenADR Certification

 

Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks, today introduced its SKY Smart Charging™ platform designed to address the needs of the utility and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) sectors. The company, which has received OpenADR 2.0b certification through the OpenADR Alliance, is now the first EV charging platform provider capable of using the standard to manage and influence charging behavior thru dynamic pricing. The announcement signals the growing demand from utilities for an open standards-based approach to vehicle-grid integration and maintains Greenlots’ position as the EV industry’s strongest advocate for open standards, extending its commitment to utilizing open standards from the charge port all the way to the utility back office. 

For more information visit: www.greenlots.com

Technical Update

METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry – Japan) recently sponsored several Next Generation Energy and Social System Projects. It kicked off a two-month round of interoperability testing on November 27th at the Waseda University Research Institute of Advanced Network Technology in Tokyo. The testing was conducted between OpenADR2.0b VTN and VEN vendors. 

 

The tests concluded successfully on January 24th, with full interoperability achieved between the multiple VTNs and VENS utilizing TLSv1.2, and with EiEvent, EiOpt and EiReport services, including telemetry and history usage report. 

 

Demand response commercial pilot programs involving TEPCO with OpenADR2.0b has now started, leveraging off the OpenADR2.0b systems evaluated in this METI sponsored project.  

 

Success Story Campaign

We want to help you promote your OpenADR-related products and solutions! We’re launching a new campaign called “Success with OpenADR” to develop Alliance member success stories.  These brief, 1-3 minute video or one-page written stories will help your company and the Alliance. If interested, please provide a contact name, email and phone number for your organization to [email protected] so we can assist you on your success video or story today. 

 

Be sure to check out Mark Kerbel of REGEN Energy describe REGEN's Swarm technology using OpenADR 1.0 and 2.0, http://youtu.be/TJfp7sdAZZk. Visit http://www.regenenergy.com/ and http://www.openadr.org/ for more information.

 


Upcoming Events

DistribuTECH, Jan 28-30, 2014 Come see us and many of our members in San Antonio, TX! OpenADR will be exhibiting in booth #3838

 

Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 17-19, Austin, TX, More Info

 

OpenADR 2.0 Workshop in March

QualityLogic is pleased to announce a new open enrollment OpenADR 2.0 Workshop in Southern California on March 18-19, 2014. The Early Bird enrollment discount expires March 1, so be sure to sign up!

 

The OpenADR 2.0 Workshop focuses on providing a conceptual, as well as a detailed technical understanding of what OpenADR 2.0 is and how it works. Participants will become familiar with the OpenADR 2.0 technology; Certification Profiles a and b; the formal conformance certification program and the pre-certification tests and tools for these profiles and OpenADR 2.0 technology.

 

As we continue to present these Workshops (seven in 2013 alone), we add new material, especially related to the challenges of deploying OpenADR 2 in real-world situations. If you are a vendor just getting started with OpenADR or a utility planning to use the technology, this workshop is invaluable.

 

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OpenADR Mission Statement

The mission of the OpenADR Alliance is to foster global development, adoption, and compliance of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standards through collaboration, education, testing, and certification.

 
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