June 2014

 

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  2. OpenADR News 
  3. Members in Action
  4. Technical Update
  5. Upcoming Events


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OpenADR News Alerts

Thank you, again, to all those who attended the OpenADR Alliance Member Meeting last week! It was a great venue to connect the faces to the names of the remote correspondence we have on a day to day basis. Our expert speakers informed attendees on how the OpenADR standard is strengthening the electrical grid through improved energy efficiency and reliability. In return, attendees had the opportunity to ask speakers a number of questions which led to informative dialog throughout the two day event. Be sure to check out some pictures from the meeting and a special thanks to our networking reception sponsors, AutoGrid and Universal Devices: http://bit.ly/2014JuneOpenADRMtgPhotos

 

In the middle of European Sustainable Energy Week (#EUSEW2014), the Alliance had a strong European Special Interest Group (EUSIG) Kickoff meeting.  The OpenADR standard is poised to expand with direction from this burgeoning working group.

 

Be sure to check out two contributed articles from the OpenADR Alliance. Automated Demand Response: Connecting Utilities Worldwide by Barry Haaser, managing director, featured in Power Engineering Magazine. Also Smart Grid Demand Response Communications - The Need for the Right Standards by Rolf Bienert, technical director, featured in PowerGrid International Magazine. For any marketing related matters please contact [email protected]

 

 

OpenADR Alliance Membership in Action

Intelligent Energy Today gave a good rundown of accomplishments by Comverge earlier this month.  Universal Devices, an industry leader in energy management and automation devices, announced general availability of its enhanced weather reporting and forecast module. EnerNOC, received the 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year from Smart-Grid.TMCNET.com.  AutoGrid Systems Set the World Record for Big Data and the Grid: Over 1 Million Power Forecasts Every Ten Minutes.

 

QualityLogic has come out with a new workshop to “help inform utility DR program managers, designers, and implementers about how to best use OpenADR-based systems for automating DR.”

 

A video to note: PG&E not only educates about demand response, but also paints a picture of life without demand response.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

We are revamping the OpenADR website to focus on educating key audiences and propelling the OpenADR standard toward widespread adoption.  This revamp will even include a searchable certified products database. We would appreciate your ongoing feedback throughout this process. To be included, please email: [email protected]

 

Whether you caught it or missed it, this Navigant webinar is a must share: Automated Demand Response: Technology Trends and Global Growth Drivers, http://bit.ly/AutoDRwNavigant   

 

Please be sure to view the following link to the OpenADR Project Map hosted by LBNL: http://drrc.lbl.gov/openadr/map/list. We are seeking information from our members to populate the map with OpenADR programs and pilots. Please contact [email protected] if you have data to share or for any other member related matters.

 

Technical Update

At last week's member test event 10 companies collaborated to connect their products successfully and participants gained valuable hands-on experience. These tests are designed to refine the OpenADR standard further and increase its ability to lower the cost, improve the reliability, and accelerate the speed of Automated Demand Response (AutoDR) implementations.

 

New certified products in June:

Instititute for Information Industry in Taiwan 

 

Upcoming Events 

OpenADR 2.0 Developer's Workshop Sept. 16-17 in Simi Valley, CA

15th PLMA Fall Conference Nov. 4-5, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA 

DistribuTECH 2015 - Feb. 3-5, San Diego, CA

The Alliance’s 20x20 member booth will provide a great opportunity for you to showcase your products or services at a reduced rate. 

*Member kiosk
*Theater presentation
*Online Media Kit
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Please contact Shannon Mayette at [email protected]

 

 

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.

 

 

 

May 2014

 

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  2. OpenADR News 
  3. Members in Action
  4. Technical Update
  5. Upcoming Events


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OpenADR News Alerts

 

IPKeys announced 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™).

 

There are now over 50 certified products conforming to the 2.0a and 2.0b Profile Specifications, signifying a growing global ecosystem. Read More.

 

Powerit Solutions, an international energy management technology company, 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.

 

What the Court Decision on FERC Order 745 Means for Demand Response? Read this article from GreenTech Media.

 

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OpenADR Alliance in Action

Summer is almost upon us again and automated demand response is becoming more of an all seasons approach to energy and economic savings.  For commercial, industrial and residential properties, Enerliance recently shared demand response is “good for people, businesses, and the environment, and will unlock a future that relies on intelligent, resilient, and clean energy solutions.”    

 

Given the need to communicate the clear benefits of automated demand response, it is fitting that CPS Energy was awarded a “Griddie” for Excellence in Communications by the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid. Another award winning member to note is Comverge, which earned Smart Grid Product of the Year via TMCnet. 

 

Please be sure to view the following link to the OpenADR Project Map hosted by LBNL: http://drrc.lbl.gov/openadr/map/list. We are seeking information from our members to populate the map with OpenADR programs and pilots. Please contact [email protected] if you have data to share.

 

Again, to recap from the PLMA meeting in Denver, here are some pictures equipped with short videos: http://bit.ly/PLMASpring2014OADRHighlights    

 

We are revamping the OpenADR website to focus on educating key audiences and propelling the OpenADR standard toward widespread adoption.  Thank you for the input some of you have put forth already. To be included in this process, please email: [email protected] ASAP.

 

Whether you caught it or missed it, this Navigant webinar is a must share: Automated Demand Response: Technology Trends and Global Growth Drivers, http://bit.ly/AutoDRwNavigant   

 

Our strength lies in the projects and programs we are working on and developing.  For any member related matters please connect with [email protected]

 

Technical Update

The Implementation Working Group (IWG) is looking for your input! If you are involved in the creation or definition of DR programs please join us at the IWG to help define the standardized OpenADR DR Programs. This effort will help DR program operators and vendors to make the right decisions for their services and products and will lower the barrier to enter the DR market for all.

 

Also, do not miss our upcoming test event in Menlo Park, CA just before the members meeting. See http://www.openadr.org/alliance-events for details. For technical questions contact [email protected]

 

New certified products in May:

-Powerit Solutions

-IC Systems, Inc

 

Upcoming Events 

Member Meeting:

Register TODAY for the OpenADR meeting June18 & 19th in San Jose, California. Join us for lunch at noon and the OpenADR meeting at 1:00PM PST on Wednesday, June 18th. Members may attend free of charge and non-members for just $99. Sessions will highlight the latest developments involving the OpenADR Alliance as well as provide the latest from industry experts on current utility projects and product implementations. Check out the full agenda here. 

 

If you're interested in participating in a member product and service exhibit, please email [email protected] for more information or call 201.707.6558.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

April 2014

 

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  2. Members in Action
  3. Technical Update
  4. Success Story Campaign
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OpenADR Alliance in Action

The timing has never been better for this dynamic open standard to take off. This Earth Month, our sponsor, IPKeys and member, Candi Controls, announced a partnership to bring “Smart Grid Benefits to the Internet of Things.” By reducing energy consumption and costs, these OpenADR Alliance members are achieving environmental facing goals in a meaningful way.

 

Honeywell And CPS Energy recently announced efforts to help make the electrical grid smarter and more reliable. The two-year 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.

 

Be sure to check out recent articles on OpenADR and Califorinia's Title 24: GreenTech Media -Mandated OpenADR enabled thermostats, lights, and buildings create new opportunities. 

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

 

PLMA in Denver was filled with insight into the state of the industry and it was apparent that interest in OpenADR continues to mount. As states and countries begin to work toward their individual environmental goals, OpenADR will play a key role. To recap, here are some pictures equipped with short videos: http://bit.ly/PLMASpring2014OADRHighlights

 

We are revamping the OpenADR website to focus on educating key audiences and propelling the OpenADR standard toward widespread adoption. Care to participate in a focus group to help guide and provide input on the new look and current content? We want YOU. What questions would you like answered at first glance? Does animated video help communicate your company’s value proposition? To be included, please email: [email protected]

 

Again, whether you viewed it or missed it, this Navigant webinar is a must share: Automated Demand Response: Technology Trends and Global Growth Drivers, http://bit.ly/AutoDRwNavigant

 

Our strength lies in the projects and programs we are working on and developing. For any member related matters please connect with [email protected] and for marketing related matters please contact [email protected].

 

Technical Update

OpenADR 2.0 Enters the SGIP Catalog of Standards
The OpenADR 2.0 'a' and 'b' Profile Specifications were approved by the members of SGIP to enter the Catalog of Standards (CoS). The CoS is a compendium of standards, practices, guidelines and other technical documents considered relevant for the development and deployment of a robust and interoperable Smart Grid. Many in the energy industry refer to standards in the CoS for implementation because of the rigorous, multi-part review performed by industry experts in the SGIP process.

 

New Certified Products:

More certified products were added to our database, adding members THG Energy Solutions, LLC , ecobee, Byucksan PowerEnergy Pool and Sumitomo to the list of member companies with OpenADR 2.0b certified offerings.

 

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March 2014

 

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OpenADR Alliance in Action

The OpenADR Alliance earlier this month announced a new sponsor member, 40 certified products and growing global support of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR).  New sponsor member, IPKeys is a strategic partner in the Federal, U.S. Department of Defense, Commercial and Energy sectors, delivering expertise in the definition, development, integration, and deployment of Internet Protocol (“IP”) technology and communications systems. 

 

 

Global support of the OpenADR 2.0 profile specification became evident with the release of the publicly available specification (PAS) IEC/PAS 62746-10-1 by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). To view entire release visit http://www.openadr.org/new-sponsor-member-ipkeys

 


Automated Demand Response is a hot topic wherever you look and our members are on the move, putting AutoDR into action across the globe. @HoneywellGrid partook in a Navigant webinar earlier this month, on the anniversary of the Fukishima nuclear accident, which hones in on OpenADR 2.0 and why there is such a bright future for our standard and the OpenADR Alliance. Whether you caught it or missed it, the replay is a must share: Automated Demand Response: Technology Trends and Global Growth Drivers, http://bit.ly/AutoDRwNavigant

 

This week, Environmental Leader announced their Top Product & Project Awards 2014 and a few members were recognized: @EnerNoc for Energy Intelligence Software Platform @LockheedMartin for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion I, @PowerAssure for their Software Defined Power Solution, and @SchneiderElec for enhancing a Sustainability Tool and creating the Higg Index 2.0. Putting automated demand response into action, achieving near real-time data, and focusing on renewable energy are all great ways to get noticed. 

 

 

Next up on the event listing is the 15th PLMA Meeting next month.  We look forward to seeing you there! To ensure we have the best content for our education and outreach efforts, it is imperative that we know what OpenADR projects and practices you are working on in as much detail as possible. For any member related matters please connect with [email protected]

 

Technical Update

OpenADR 2.0 Profile A and Profile B Approved as Entries to SGIP Catalog of Standards

The OpenADR 2.0A and B Profile Specifications have been approved by the members of SGIP to enter the Catalog of Standards (CoS). The CoS is a compendium of standards, practices, guidelines and other technical documents considered relevant for the development and deployment of a robust and interoperable Smart Grid. Many in the energy industry refer to standards in the CoS for implementation because of the rigorous, multi-part review performed by industry experts in the SGIP process.

 

 

New Certified Products:

NEC Engineering, Ltd. certified a new VTN and VEN

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. certified a new VEN

 

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. 

 


Upcoming Events
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 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.

 

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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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.

 
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