OpenADR Alliance releases 2.0a profile specification and compliance test suite


Barry Haaser,
Managing Director,
OpenADR Alliance
Morgan Hill, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 17, 2012 – The OpenADR Alliance has released the OpenADR 2.0a Profile Specification – an open data model to exchange messages for demand response events between a service provider, aggregator and end-user in commercial, industrial and residential markets.

OpenADR 2.0a is one of a suite of smart grid communication profiles that provides dynamic pricing, grid reliability and transactional signals using a server-client model to convey information rather than a network based control structure.
Early implementations of OpenADR 2.0a have been pre-tested utilizing a test suite developed by test tool partner QualityLogic. This test tool will be used for all certification tests, as well as pre-testing and development. Later this month the Alliance and Intertek, the official test service provider, will initiate official certification testing on candidate devices.

“We are extremely pleased to release the OpenADR 2.0a profile specification,” said Barry Haaser, managing director of the OpenADR Alliance. “The specification and new test tool together will allow us to support the rapid deployment of the first OpenADR-certified devices to drive greater energy management and efficiency for customers and utilities.”

OpenADR 2.0a is the first of several profile specifications to be developed, using a standard data model derived from the OASIS Energy Interoperation (EI) specification. The OpenADR 2.0a profile specification is designed to support the simplest devices installed in commercial, industrial and residential environments to enable broad-based and completely automated participation in DR events. Future specifications will address more complex environments.