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MORGAN HILL, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015: The OpenADR Alliance today announced availability of the first draft of the OpenADR 2.0 Program Guide to facilitate more DR programs and further product development. The guide defines typical automated demand response (ADR) programs and explains how they are implemented using OpenADR 2.0. The OpenADR Program Guide expands the range of DR deployment scenarios available to energy providers, while giving equipment manufacturers better information on typical DR Program usage models so they can support a full range of DR programs in their products.
“The OpenADR standard is rapidly becoming the international solution of choice for residential, commercial and industrial DR programs,” said Rolf Bienert, technical director, OpenADR Alliance. “This guide will provide manufacturers with a better understanding of the requirements of their systems beyond the OpenADR 2.0 interface and will give utilities commonly used recipes tailored to target typical DR objectives and problems.”
“Each DR program is unique, aligned to the requirements of the region it is deployed in,” said Ed Koch, co-author and ambassador, OpenADR Alliance. “This guide was created to shed light on the variability of DR program designs, deployment scenarios, and OpenADR characteristics to help expand deployment of ADR programs and adoption of OpenADR certified products.”
The OpenADR 2.0 Program Guide will provide utilities with examples of DR program models that can be adapted for their own DR program implementations, while providing equipment manufacturers with a better understanding of DR program usage models for use in their control systems.
The OpenADR Alliance is soliciting feedback on the draft document over the next 60-days and plans to publish the final guide in mid-2015. Please send any comments regarding the guide to comments@openadr.org. In order to enable system-level interoperability, the OpenADR Alliance is also planning to create a testing and certification program for the templates contained in the Program Guide.
About the OpenADR Alliance
The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response. More information can be obtained at http://www.openadr.org/


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