The Symposium is aimed at OpenADR Alliance members and prospective members; DR/DER program developers and managers; policy makers and regulators; utility professionals; researchers; control suppliers and industry media.

The program offers four workshops, a member meeting and reception, networking and small group tours to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's FLEXLAB in Berkeley, CA, an area facility with OpenADR applications. See the full agenda here.

Workshop topics include:

  • Workshop 1: Protocol and Code Landscape – Co-chaired by Janie Page, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Gabriel Taylor, California Energy Commission; and Bob Warden, Itron
    • Where Is OpenADR Today (SMUD Price Communication Application and Impact of California Title 24 and Other Grid Codes)
    • Open Protocols for DER Communications: Where Does OpenADR Fit?
    • Workshop 2: Bring Your Own Device Programs – Co-chaired by Albert Chiu, PG&E; Jamie Coffel, Honeywell; and Jim Boch, IPKeys
      • Utility Case Studies
      • Solution Provider Panel
      • Workshop 3: Electric Vehicles and Storage – Co-chairs: Mark Martinez and Carl Besaw, Southern California Edison
        • Utility Case Studies (SCE’s Charge Ready DR Pilot, PG&E's Excess Supply Program,Southern California's Residential Storage Pilot Program)
        • Solution Provider Panel
        • Workshop 4: Next-Generation OpenADR: DER Groups and Transactive Energy – Co-chaired by Walt Johnson, EPRI; and Pierre Mullin, Siemens
          • o   What's Next for OpenADR
          • Use for Price or TOU Schedule Communications

For complete details on the agenda, speakers, and to register,please visit the Symposium page.

About the OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard, helps utilities manage the growing pool of distributed energy resources (DER), 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. More information can be found at

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