Membership Benefits

The OpenADR Alliance is intended to benefit all key stakeholders involved in Smart Grid efforts.
  • Consumers, such as facilities and aggregators, can reduce costs, time, and risk in the selection and deployment of OpenADR products and systems through a well-designed and managed education, research, development, deployment, and conformance process.
  • Service providers, such as electric utilities and ISOs, can achieve faster access to the market, reliable DR, and lower development and integration costs through the advancement of standards development, demonstration, and conformance framework for certification and testing.
  • Systems integrators and control vendors, can speed time to market and lower development and integration costs through the use of an open industry interoperable standard, automation of DR communications, and a well-defined process for conformance framework and technical support. The interoperable products and systems enable more flexible system configurations.
  • Standards development organizations are likely to see a more efficient standards development once the alliance serves as a centralized entity to collaborate activities among different organizations.
  • Policy and regulatory agencies will benefit the consumers that they represent through the consensus-based DR standards that are supported by industry and demonstrated through field-testing and commercially available products.

Membership Benefits Sponsor Contributor Adopter
Automatic Seat on Board of Directors Yes No No
Initiate Work Groups or Committees Yes No No
Approve Recommendations Yes No No
Approve Operating Budget Yes No No
Certify Compliant Products Yes Yes No
Company listing and profile on web site Yes Yes Yes
Use of OpenADR Alliance logo Yes Yes Yes
Member's logo featured in OpenADR Marketing Yes Yes Yes
Access to members only website Yes Yes Yes
Voting privileges in task groups and committees Yes Yes Yes
Participation in press articles and interviews Yes Yes Yes
Co-marketing opportunities Yes Yes Yes
Participation in working groups, committees Yes Yes Yes
Participation in general meetings Yes Yes Yes
Receive member communications Yes Yes Yes