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OpenADR Momentum 2020

 OpenADR Alliance Sees Strong Global Adoption of OpenADR Standard for DER and EV Charging

Global implementation and spike in membership driving market momentum

San Ramon, Calif. –Jan. 21, 2020– The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the OpenADR communications standard, today announced significant progress in global market adoption of the OpenADR standard for use in effectively and securely managing distributed energy resources (DERs) and Electric Vehicle Support Equipment (EVSE) in electric grids. Alliance membership over the last year has grown to over 150 members with more than a third of the new members in the EVSE industry.

As utilities across the globe struggle with securing a diverse and growing collection of communication standards used for coordinating and managing customer DERs such as solar PV, battery storage, electric vehicles, and other demand side management (DSM) resources, the Alliance has seen a growing interest and adoption of OpenADR implementations.  In particular as electric vehicles continue to rapidly enter the automotive market and renewables are needed to offset fossil-fueled generation, it’s essential for utilities to find a cost-effective and secure way to manage periods of resource need on the electrical grid with load management, demand response and dynamic pricing programs. Other growth areas for DSM resources and DERs include lighting controls, smart appliances, and battery systems.

OpenADR at DistribuTECH 2020

JANUARY 14, 2020

OpenADR Alliance to Showcase OpenADR DER & DR Solutions, Speak at DistribuTECH 2020

WHEN: Jan. 28-30, 2020
WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX - OpenADR Member Pavilion booth No 3455


The OpenADR Alliance is broadening its outreach in 2020 in response to the accelerating certification of products and growing deployment of OpenADR-based solutions. The Alliance will showcase the OpenADR functionality at the booth by demonstrating simple protocol interaction functions and how they can be applied to different DR and DER resources including product from Packetized Energy.

In the OpenADR Alliance booth, No 3455 exhibiting members will showcase their perspectives on innovative programs, solutions and developer resources based on the OpenADR standard for automated demand response. Additionally more than 20 members will be showcasing smart grid solutions throughout the exhibition.

OpenADR Symposium

OpenADR Alliance Hosts International OpenADR Symposium:
“The Protocol for Distributed Energy Resources and the Future Grid”

Multi-day event will explore how global organizations standardize DR and DER communications, automate DR/DER processes, simplify customer energy management and reduce stranded assets

San Ramon, Calif. – April 2, 2019 — The OpenADR Alliance today announced it will host an International OpenADR Symposium: The Protocol for Distributed Energy Resources and the Future Grid, June 11-13, 2019. The event will be held at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, CA.

The event is co-hosted by Southern California Edison and is open to OpenADR members and non-members. Attendees will explore and engage in why standardized communications are critical to effectively scaling the future grid. Various workshops will focus on the application of open, highly secure, two-way information exchange for dynamic pricing and reliability signals between utility, aggregator and DERs.

OpenADR Alliance at DistribuTECH


OpenADR Alliance at DistribuTECH: Presenting DER-Enabled OpenADR Solutions and Hosting First Educational Seminar for 2019

WHEN: February 5-7, 2019

WHERE: OpenADR Member Pavilion booth (#11543) in the main hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

WHAT: At the OpenADR Alliance booth, #11543, exhibiting members will showcase their innovative programs, solutions, and developer resources based on the OpenADR standard for automated demand response. Additionally, more than 20 Alliance members will be presenting smart grid solutions throughout the exhibition.

OpenADR 2.0b Receives Approval as IEC Standard

OpenADR 2.0b Specification Receives Full Approval
as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard

Latest OpenADR release recognized as global standard for demand response and distributed energy resource interconnection to the grid

San Ramon, Calif. – January 9, 2019 – The OpenADR Alliance today announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the world’s leading International Standards organization for all electrical, electronic and related technologies, has approved the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification as a full IEC standard, to be known as IEC 62746-10-1 ED1. (

This highest level of international support validates the global importance of the OpenADR specification, recognizing the experience and best-practice knowhow of energy industry suppliers, integrators, researchers, consumers and regulators worldwide. OpenADR 2.0 adoption is taking place in many states in the U.S., including California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Arizona, and Hawaii, as well as in Europe, China, Japan and Korea.

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