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EMAIL INTERVIEW – Barry Haaser and Ken Sinclair
Barry Haaser, Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance
New Developments Within
the OpenADR Alliance
There continues to be an increasing availability of OpenADR 2.0 certified products, which is a clear indicator of how effectively the OpenADR standard addresses the market need for demand response programs.
Tell us about new developments
within the OpenADR Alliance and its members?
Haaser: The OpenADR
Alliance recently achieved a significant milestone when we certified
our 50th product conforming to the 2.0a and 2.0b Profile
Specifications. There continues to be an increasing availability of
OpenADR 2.0 certified products, which is a clear indicator of how
effectively the OpenADR standard addresses the market need for demand
Some of the companies offering OpenADR
certified products in North
America include: Daintree, Ecobee, EnergyHub, EnerNOC, Enlightened,
Honeywell, IC Systems, IPKeys, Johnson Controls, Pelican Wireless,
Powerit, Regen Energy, THG Energy, Universal Devices, and Wireless Glue.
I recently saw an announcement
from your member: Universal Devices Integrates Real Time Weather with
OpenADR and Home Automation Platform. Why is this announcement
important to the industry?
Devices announced the general availability of its enhanced weather
reporting and forecast module, which provides flexibility and cost
savings. Weather forecasts are a valuable tool for load reduction
initiatives. By providing weather information to OpenADR2.0 certified
devices, customers can make informed decisions about whether to opt in
or out of a demand response event or to pre-cool their premises in
advance of the event.
Are you seeing growth in other
markets outside of North America?
Haaser: Yes there is a lot of activity at the international level. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) continues to increase global visibility of the OpenADR standard now that OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification has been released as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC/PAS 62746-10-1. Additional work is underway within the IEC to address compatibility with the Common Information Model (CIM). The OpenADR 2.0a and 2.0b Profile Specifications have also been added to the SGIP Catalog of Standards, a valuable resource for utilities, manufacturers, regulators, consumers, and other Smart Grid stakeholders seeking acceptable industry standards.
Several projects are underway in Japan,
Korea, China, Taiwan and France to evaluate OpenADR effectiveness in
each country. Of the 4,000 people that have downloaded our profile
specifications, half are located outside of the US. There is so much
interest emerging in Europe that we just formed a European Special
Interest Group (EUSIG), which will help us increase awareness and
support for the OpenADR 2.0 profiles in Europe.
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