Smart Buildings

OpenADR Alliance sets New Standards for Demand Response

The OpenADR Alliance has released two new online tools to help utilities maintain better grid reliability through use of Automated Demand Response (ADR), while providing customers with demand response-enabled products delivering enhanced energy efficiency. The Deployment Map is a database containing OpenADR 1.0 and 2.0 deployments worldwide and provides information on OpenADR utility programs, including the location, status, user category, project timeline, OpenADR Profile, and links to more information. Demand Response plays a vital role in grid stabilization during peak seasons, easing severely constrained electrical grids around the world. Future energy crises caused by electricity demand exceeding system capacity can be postponed or even averted through Demand Response systems. In the US, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) defines DR as “changes in electric use by demand-side resources from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity, or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use at times of […]

Stay ahead of the pack

with the latest independent smart building research and thought leadership.

Have an account? Login

Subscribe Now for just $200 per year per user (just $17 USD per month) for Access to Quality Independent Smart Building Research & Analysis!

What Exactly Do you Get?

  • Access to Website Articles and Notes. Unlimited Access to the Library of over 1,700 Articles Spanning 10 Years.
  • 10% discount on ALL Memoori Research reports for Subscribers! So if you only buy ONE report you will get your subscription fee back!
  • Industry-leading Analysis Every Week, Direct to your Inbox.
  • AND Cancel at any time
Subscribe Now

The OpenADR Alliance has released two new online tools to help utilities maintain better grid reliability through use of Automated Demand Response (ADR), while providing customers with demand response-enabled products delivering enhanced energy efficiency.

The Deployment Map is a database containing OpenADR 1.0 and 2.0 deployments worldwide and provides information on OpenADR utility programs, including the location, status, user category, project timeline, OpenADR Profile, and links to more information.

architecture overview

Demand Response plays a vital role in grid stabilization during peak seasons, easing severely constrained electrical grids around the world. Future energy crises caused by electricity demand exceeding system capacity can be postponed or even averted through Demand Response systems.

In the US, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) defines DR as “changes in electric use by demand-side resources from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity, or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use at times of high wholesale market prices or when system reliability is jeopardized”.

The ability of DR to avert an energy crisis is so promising that one FERC Commissioner has identified DR as the “killer application” for Smart Grids.

ADR helps system operators reduce the operating costs of DR programs while increasing DR resource reliability. For customers, ADR reduces the resources and effort required to achieve successful results from these DR programs. Automation is what also makes it possible to translate changes in wholesale markets to corresponding changes in retail rates, enabling customers to respond to DR signals in real-time to reduce demand. Much like the Power Smart Pricing program, recently launched by Ameren Missouri.

Successful implementation of ADR requires standardisation allowing wholesale producers to communicate with utilities and aggregators, who in turn communicate with their customers, who can then reduce demand during peak periods. Without an ADR standard, automated DR would be difficult and costly to implement. System development, integration and installation costs could grow to prohibitive levels, and these proprietary and expensive assets could eventually become stranded.

OpenADR is THE open and standardised way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR is achieving widespread support throughout the industry.

Memoori expects that by 2022 most advanced BEMS systems will provide Automated Demand Response (ADR) using OpenADR and / or this functionality will be provided by the EEM package in Smart Buildings - http://memoori.com/portfolio/connecting-smart-grid-with-bems/

The OpenADR Alliance also recently modified its product database, so visitors can now easily navigate to more than 60 OpenADR certified products, including a global search which tracks keywords in the product name, description and other categories. The database creates a series of filters visitors can utilize to narrow their search to their exact interests.

"Utilities, vendors and customers worldwide are regularly searching for products that can be used to support various automated demand response programs or for project references pertaining to adoption of the OpenADR standard," said Barry Haaser, managing director, OpenADR Alliance.

"Having information at your fingertips about OpenADR utility projects and OpenADR certified products that are available to support them gives the energy industry essential tools needed to develop automated demand response programs."

For example, utilities can see who is offering products and deploying projects based on the OpenADR standard for managing loads; from electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, C&I programs, and residential energy-efficiency and smart thermostat programs.

The OpenADR Alliance, and similar organisations around the world, are developing a vital step for the energy industry’s development, creating a modern, flexible system for a greener, more efficient and dynamic energy future.

Most Popular Articles

Witco Acquisition
Smart Buildings

Consolidation in the Workplace Experience Market as Witco Acquires SharingCloud

This Research Note examines what’s behind Witco’s latest move to acquire SharingCloud. We review the deal in the context of the startup’s development, funding, prior acquisitions, and strategy. Witco Profile Witco, a Parisian startup was founded in 2016 as MonBuilding, serving the French and Canadian enterprise market for workplace engagement apps. After raising 2 million […]

Axis Communications Financials 2023
Security

Axis Communications Video Surveillance Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Axis Communications video surveillance business. This analysis is based on Canon’s 2023 Results Presentation 30 January 2024, Axis Communications 2023 Sustainability Report, 22 May 2024, and Memoori analysis. Founded in 1984 with headquarters in Lund, Sweden, Axis Communications offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access […]

Complimentary Article You Can't Design a Truly Smart Building Without Human Resources!
Smart Buildings

#Podcast 31: You Can’t Design a Truly Smart Building Without Human Resources!

In our Podcast series “Sh*t You Wish Your Building Did!”, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial buildings through interesting conversations. For Episode 31, we were joined by Tomás Mac Eoin from Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Hereworks to Discuss their Swift HR Concept. The Swift HR concept envisions a cross-functional team, led by Human […]

Subscribe to the Newsletter & get all our Articles & Research Delivered Straight to your Inbox.

Please enter a valid email

Please enter your name

Please enter company name

By signing up you agree to our privacy policy