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HONEYWELL AND CPS ENERGY EXPAND EFFORTS TO HELP MAKE THE ELECTRICAL GRID SMARTER, MORE RELIABLE

MINNEAPOLIS, March 26, 2014 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a two- year program with CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas. The utility will use automated demand response (ADR) technology and services from Honeywell to connect and collaborate with commercial and industrial customers, and adjust electricity consumption when the demand for energy peaks. As a result, CPS Energy will have additional tools to enhance the stability of the Texas electrical grid, especially on hot summer days when air conditioners and other cooling equipment are often running at capacity.
The program is expected to be the largest ADR deployment by a municipal utility, and will build on a successful pilot project that CPS Energy and Honeywell completed last year. The pilot included nine commercial and industrial facilities, and helped trim demand by approximately 1.5 megawatts (MW) — a more than 10 percent reduction in each building on average. Honeywell and CPS Energy will look toenroll 60 additional sites, bringing the potential reduction to nearly 6 MW, enough electricity to meet the typical load of more than 2,200 homes. For more information visit: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/honeywell-and-cps-energy-expand-efforts-to-help-make-the-electrical-grid-smarter-more-reliable-2014-03-26?reflink=MW_news_stmp

OpenADR Standard Published as an International Publicly Available Specification

 

In February, Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) achieved another milestone toward becoming an international standard when theInternational Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a renowned standards development organization, released a profile of OpenADR 2.0 as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS). This action recognizes OpenADR as a standard that will enable our electricity systems to be more responsive and smarter about operating under numerous economic, environmental, and security restraints. OpenADR 2.0 is already a national standard in the United States, as the result of Smart Grid standards interoperability activities coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).

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IEC Approves OpenADR Specification

The OpenADR Alliance today announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC/PAS 62746-10-1 as a basis for a new commission standard to be developed. The level of international support for the PAS validates the global importance of the OpenADR smart grid specification. To read more please view link below:

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/02/25/613151/10069909/en/IEC-Approves-OpenADR-Specification.html

What does the Google acquisition of Nest mean for DR?

Google announced its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a manufacturer of smart thermostats and other connected products, in Jan 2014.  This transaction positions Google as a key player in the rapidly changing demand response (DR) market.

http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/14/02/what-does-google-acquisition-nest-mean-dr

The Demand Response Industry Simplifies Communication Protocol OpenADR

At DistribuTECH, it was all about real-time demand response applications.

When the OpenADR Alliance rolled out its second-generation communication standard protocol, the organization figured that three types would meet the needs of the industry.

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Siemens Becomes Sponsor Member of OpenADR Alliance and Joins Board of Directors

The OpenADR Alliance today announced that Siemens, a global leader in electrical engineering and electronics, has become a Sponsor Member of the OpenADR Alliance. As a Sponsor Member, Siemens joins the Board of Directors comprised of Southern California Edison, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), AutoGrid, EnerNOC and Honeywell. 

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130826-902151.html

 EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software, today announced that its technology has been certified by the OpenADR Alliance for compliance with the OpenADR 2.0 Profile B specification. Profile B is designed for high-end embedded devices that support a wide range of demand response services and markets, and this certification confirms EnerNOC's ability to seamlessly integrate with demand response programs in new and existing markets that require standards compliance. EnerNOC is one of the first companies in the OpenADR Alliance to announce a 2.0B-compliant product.

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/openadr-update-autogrid-fujitsu-get-2.0b-connected

It seems like every big smart grid and building energy management vendor is rolling out its own version of equipment to support OpenADR, the technology emerging as a standard for automating the interplay of grid and utility commands with building energy controls. The list includes Honeywell and AkuacomAlstom and UISOLSchneider Electric and IPKeys, EnerNOC, Comverge, Cisco, Hitachi, Toshiba, and a long list of other OpenADR Alliance members.

OpenADR Alliance Announces First Open Automated Demand Response 2.0b Certified Products

The OpenADR Alliance today announced the first OpenADR 2.0b-certified devices from a number of member companies, including: AutoGrid, EnerNOC, Fujitsu, Honeywell and IPKeys Technologies. The OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification released in July of this year, is a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting automated demand response (ADR) and distributed energy resource (DER) management for both wholesale and retail programs. ADR programs enable customers to reduce their energy usage during times of peak demand, high wholesale market prices or grid stress.

Japan’s Appetite for Demand Response Awakens

Comverge, OpenADR Alliance make inroads.

Although there has been a lot of technology investment in the country, it is unclear where, how and when demand response will play out in Japan. When Comverge looked at the Japanese market, an R&D facility seemed like the most appropriate way to answer some of those questions, and the firm may be well positioned to leverage an early-mover advantage.

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OPENADR 2.0 CERT. TEST TOOL SUPPORTS 'B' PROFILE

Simi Valley, CA – July 11, 2013 – QualityLogic Inc. today announced the availability of a new release of the OpenADR 2.0 Certification Test Harness with support for the newly released OpenADR 'b' Profile Specification. The 'b' Profile is a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting demand response (DR) and distributed energy resource management for both wholesale and retail programs.

Daintree Networks Advances ControlScope with Open Automated Demand Response 2.0 Certification

Daintree Networks, the leading provider of networked wireless control solutions for smart buildings,  announced that it has passed all compliance testing of the new OpenADR2.0a profile specification. Certification ensures that Daintree's ControlScope solution can receive OpenADR2.0a signals from any certified OpenADR 2.0a server and act on those signals using ZigBee wireless mesh control to curtail multi-application energy consumption throughout a single or multi-site environment.

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