March 6, 2014: OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance Form Strategic Relationship
New Industry Collaboration to Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability
MORGAN HILL, Calif., and TOYKO — The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to work together to enable interoperability between Wi-SUN smart utility networks and demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.
“Both the Wi-SUN Alliance and the OpenADR Alliance are finding growing acceptance of their respective specifications in the U.S. and Japan,” said Barry Haaser, managing director, OpenADR Alliance. “It is important to enable interoperability between the two specifications to provide seamless connectivity between Wi-SUN based smart utility networks and OpenADR based automated demand response programs.”
“This agreement will help energy providers deploy smart utility networks and automated demand response programs cost effectively and with confidence,” said Phil Beecher, chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance. “The two industry standards are highly complementary, offering utility companies more flexibility in their demand response and energy management program offerings.”
OpenADR and Wi-SUN will collaborate with their respective members and will offer incentives to members to encourage joint participation in complementary activities.
The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g. The alliance comprises solutions from original equipment manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit www.wi-sun.org.
The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance with the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The alliance is open to all stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for demand response. For more information, visit www.openadr.org.
Publication date: 3/3/2014