EnerNOC, Inc., the world’s leading provider of demand response applications and services, and the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard, today announced from DistribuTECH (Booth #4029) that EnerNOC will host a two-day interoperability test event for the OpenADR 2.0 Profile Specification at its Boston, MA headquarters. During the event, which runs from January 31 through February 1, 2012, members of the OpenADR Alliance will conduct critical connectivity tests between servers and clients and perform dispatch scheduling, cancellation, and modification trials. 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.
“Collaboration and thorough testing are essential to creating strong smart grid standards like OpenADR 2.0,” said Hugh Scandrett, EnerNOC’s Vice President of Engineering. “EnerNOC has built the world’s largest demand response portfolio. That’s why we are fully invested in creating robust standards that meet the needs of both energy users and utilities. OpenADR 2.0 represents a significant step forward for the standard’s communications technology, and we will be working with the Alliance’s membership to continue to improve it over time.”
EnerNOC will host the OpenADR Alliance leadership, as well as other member firms and organizations that will be participating in the PlugFest. A full list of Alliance members is available at openadr.org.
“After two very positive PlugFest events in 2011, we are looking forward to another opportunity to put OpenADR 2.0 to the test at EnerNOC’s Boston headquarters,” said Rolf Bienert, Technical Director of the OpenADR Alliance. “As we continue to drive the rapid deployment of OpenADR 2.0, events like this one facilitate the essential collaborative engineering work necessary to refine the testing and certification requirements that will ultimately lead to interoperable products.”
The OpenADR 2.0 technology is based on the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and builds on the successful OpenADR 1.0 specification supported by over 60 organizations worldwide. The OpenADR Alliance will provide utilities, Independent System Operators (ISOs), regulators, and controls suppliers with a selection of certified OpenADR 2.0 products for cost-effective demand response implementation. The OpenADR 2.0 Profile Specification is set for release in the first half of 2012.
To learn more about OpenADR, please visit openadr.org to read more and view a webinar presentation. For more information about EnerNOC’s award-winning demand response application DemandSMART™, visit enernoc.com/solutions.
About the OpenADR Alliance
The OpenADR Alliance (openadr.org) is fostering the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance intends to work with related organizations such as the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), Utilities Communications Architecture International User’s Group (UCAIug), Wi-Fi Alliance™, ZigBee Alliance™ and others as appropriate. The OpenADR Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders sharing a common interest in facilitating and accelerating the use and adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response.
EnerNOC (enernoc.com) unlocks the full value of energy management for our utility and commercial, institutional, and industrial (C&I) customers by reducing real-time demand for electricity, increasing energy efficiency, improving energy supply transparency in competitive markets, and mitigating emissions. We accomplish this by delivering world-class energy management applications including DemandSMART™, comprehensive demand response; EfficiencySMART™, data-driven energy efficiency; SupplySMART™, energy price and risk management; and CarbonSMART™, enterprise carbon management. Our Network Operations Center (NOC) continuously supports these applications across thousands of C&I customer sites throughout the world. Working with more than 100 utilities and grid operators globally, we deliver energy, ancillary services, and carbon mitigation resources that provide cost-effective alternatives to investments in traditional power generation, transmission, and distribution.
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