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January  2014

 

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


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Member News 

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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