MORGAN HILL, Calif. — The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard, has announced the addition of several new members to bring total membership to 100. New members from North America, Europe, and Japan — representing utilities, independent system operators (ISO), regulators, and control suppliers — signify a growing interest worldwide in the OpenADR 2.0 standard, says the organization, which will help accelerate adoption of automated demand response and enable utilities, system operators, and customers better manage peak energy demand.

New member companies include: Alpha Systems Inc.; Austin Energy; California ISO; CALM Energy Inc.; CastleOS Software LLC; Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems Division; Connexx Energy; Daikin McQuay; Daintree Networks; EcoFactor; Eneres Co. Ltd.; Enlighted Inc.; GRIDWIZ; Hitachi Ltd.; IC Systems; Institute for Information Industry; MelRok LLC; Mitsubishi Electric Corp.; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.; Nxegen LLC; OMRON; Pacific Controls; Plimoth Bay Controls LLC; Power Assure; Powerit Solutions; Schneider Electric; The Institute of Applied Energy; THG Energy Solutions LLC; Toshiba Corp.; Tridium Inc.; TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.; and Ventyx . For a list of all members, visit

“As our membership continues to expand worldwide, so does our ability to accelerate the market for standards-based automated demand response,” said Barry Haaser, managing director, OpenADR Alliance. “Our goal is to deliver OpenADR-compliant products and services that provide seamless and more efficient connections between wholesale electricity markets, aggregators, and customer loads.”

The OpenADR 2.0a specification was released in August 2012. The 2.0a profile specification was designed to support the simplest devices installed in commercial, industrial, and residential environments to enable broad-based and completely automated participation in demand response events.

The 2.0b draft profile specification is available for download at OpenADR 2.0b is designed for high-end embedded devices that can support most demand response services and markets and includes a flexible reporting (feedback) mechanism for past, current, and future data reports.

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Publication date: 5/13/2013