OpenADR Alliance at DistribuTECH: Presenting DER-Enabled OpenADR Solutions and Hosting First Educational Seminar for 2019

San Ramon, California, Jan. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHEN: February 5-7, 2019 

WHERE: OpenADR Member Pavilion booth (#11543) in the main hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

WHAT: At the OpenADR Alliance booth, #11543, exhibiting members will showcase their innovative programs, solutions, and developer resources based on the OpenADR standard for automated demand response. Additionally, more than 20 Alliance members will be presenting smart grid solutions throughout the exhibition.

WHO: These member companies will be co-exhibiting in the OpenADR Alliance booth: 

Connected Energy: Will show a high-definition (HD) Demand Management solution for Residential Direct Load Control (DLC), Smart Thermostat control, DER control, and Irrigation Load Control with OpenADR interoperability.

AO Smith and SkyCentrics: Will demonstrate how open standards hardware and OADR connectivity combined with SMART water heater technology, customer apps, and a utility DRMS (for Peak Shaving, Load Shifting, Energy Storage, Renewable Generation Integration and Load Balancing) can provide real-time grid support and a plentiful, controllable and energy efficient supply of hot water for customers. 

IPKeys Power Partners: Will showcase the OpenADR 2.0b Certified Virtual End Node (VEN) EISS®Box 3 and the Smart Residential & SMB Device Control End Point EISS®Cube. Demonstration of the EISS®Server which is an OpenADR 2.0b-certified Virtual Top Node (VTN) Server will also be available.

QualityLogic: As the official OpenADR Test Tools and Training partner of the OpenADR Alliance, QualityLogic will be discussing the latest release of the OpenADR test harness, our OpenADR VEN Cloud System, and our technical workshops. QualityLogic will also be announcing a new DER Protocol Evaluation service aimed at easing the challenges of selecting and implementing smart grid communications standards.

As part of our DER Product Showcase, the following OpenADR member companies will be showcasing their innovative DER solutions: Honeywell, IPKeys, Greenlots, OATI, AO Smith, Lutron and Universal Devices. Solutions address the following DER markets: 

  • Residential thermostats
  • Commercial building management systems
  • Battery storage 
  • Residential energy management systems
  • Smart inverters/panels

Note to media: To see a demo or arrange an in-booth meeting, contact:

Gene Hunt
Trevi Communications for OpenADR Alliance
978.750.0333 x.101

OpenADR Educational Seminar at DistribuTECH

WHEN: Tuesday, February 5th 11:00 am -1:30 pm (Lunch to be provided)

WHERE: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

859 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130

WHAT: First in a series of OpenADR Educational Seminars, organized in response to the accelerating certification of products and growing deployment of OpenADR-based solutions. Attendees will learn how OpenADR is facilitating grid integration of rapidly increasing DERs and innovative storage solutions. Hear success stories from industry leaders including utilities, aggregators and equipment manufacturers. Please contact no later than Tuesday, Jan. 29th, if interested in attending. 

 Registration details here.

Note to media: Members of the press can attend at no charge. 

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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