Alliance to showcase OpenADR EV, DER & DR Solutions

JANUARY 25, 2023

OpenADR Alliance to showcase OpenADR DER & DR Solutions with QualityLogic and Grid Solutions

  • Ford Motor Company joins OpenADR’s Leadership
  • Product innovation allows cloud-based, rapid deployment of demand side resources
  • New certification program supports water heaters and other appliances as part of peak-load management or other customer programs

WHEN: Feb. 7-9, 2022

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center in booth 6111 (next to the EV Zone)

WHAT: The OpenADR Alliance is broadening its outreach in 2023 in response to the accelerating certification of products and growing deployment of OpenADR-based solutions. The OpenADR Alliance, along with members QualityLogic and Grid Solutions, are showcasing solutions and developer resources based on the OpenADR standard for renewable energy, energy storage, demand response and electric vehicle charging. More than 25 OpenADR members including ABB, Itron, Landis+Gyr,  IPKeys Partners and more, are exhibiting smart grid solutions throughout the showfloor.

At our booth (6111) learn more about the rapid growth of the EV market and how it has spurred cooperation between automotive OEMs and the electric utility industry. EV’s represent a once-in-a-generation transformation on both the automotive and the utility side. Ford Motor Company has recently joined the Board of Directors of the OpenADR Alliance, so as to better guide the deployment of this nationwide ecosystem. Managed EV charging platforms are the fastest growing component of Alliance membership, and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) has joined solar/storage as distributed energy resource use cases leveraging the OpenADR protocols.

In terms of new product development, you can hear more about Flexibility in a Box designed to allow cloud-based, rapid deployment of demand side resources – especially important given current geopolitical events in the US and Europe.

In addition, we will be highlighting our new EcoPort product certification, the Alliance’s newest certification program. Two major water-heating manufacturers, Rheem and American Standard Water Heaters, have achieved EcoPort certification, the Alliance's newest certification program. In addition, a component module provider e-Radio Inc. also achieved EcoPort certification. EcoPort, the consumer-facing brand for the ANSI/CTA-2045 technical standard was created by a collaborative group of utilities, manufacturers and government stakeholders, and helps local electric utilities support water heaters and other appliances as part of peak-load management or other customer programs.

NOTE: To schedule an on-site meeting to learn more about these latest developments please contact [email protected].

About the OpenADR Alliance
The OpenADR Alliance, a non-profit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of OpenADR and related standards, helps utilities manage the growing pool of distributed energy resources, which includes renewable energy, energy storage, demand response and electric vehicle charging. The OpenADR standard supports communications to all DER resources to manage changes in load shape, energy inputs and power characteristics of DER assets. The recently added EcoPort standard additionally enables smart appliances to be connected. More information can be found at

 About QualityLogic
QualityLogic designs, develops, and sells smart grid test tools, training, consulting, and support services to utilities, vendors, and test labs across the globe. The Company also provides certification and interoperability test tools for OpenADR, IEEE 2030.5 and IEEE 1547/UL 1741 SB standards for the Smart Energy industry. QualityLogic is an active participant in Smart Grid standards activities and conferences, as well as being a leading software testing company.

About Grid Solutions
Grid Solutions is committed to developing the cutting edge solutions in the smart grid. At our booth, we plan to exhibit a demonstration of our AI-based optimization engine which generates a resource control schedule aimed at both avoiding imbalance and at maximizing profits by electricity trading.

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Shannon Mayette
OpenADR Alliance
[email protected]