OpenADR is an open global standard designed to enable electricity providers and system operators to automatically communicate DR signals with each other and their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network. OpenADR automates and simplifies customer DR participation, to improve DR event results.
“The availability of products complying with the OpenADR 2.0 standard will allow us to reduce the cost and improve the performance of our AutoDR programs,” said Albert Chiu, product manager, Pacific Gas & Electric. “Using an OpenADR-based system, our customers can better manage their energy use during DR events, and the utility can minimize stranded assets at the same time. The automated system has provided PG&E and our customers a better way to manage DR resources.”
For more information, visit www.openadr.org.
Publication date: 12/24/2012