Recent News & Events

03/21/2011: OpenADR Progresses Toward International Automated Demand Response Rollouts

Smart Grid® News recently announced that Alstom Grid has acquired the U.S-based Smart Grid vendor, Utility Integration Solutions, Inc (UISOL). Alstom Grid has operations across the World and strong in European and Middle East markets.

03/07/2011: Open Automated Demand Response Deployments Retain and Create Jobs

The Demand Response Research Center recently posted several one-page PDFs about its recent work. Following is one of these on the OpenADR specification and job creation.

Graph of projected OpenADR deployments

02/08/2011: Intermittent Renewable Resources and OpenADR Integration Pilot - Technical Training

Demand Response as a Resource for Managing Intermittency of Renewable Generation.

02/03/2011: Piette a "Mover and Shaker"

Mary Ann Piette, deputy of the Building Technologies Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Mary Ann is an energy geek we love. She develops and evaluates low-energy and demand response technologies for buildings.

01/28/2011: OpenADR Alliance Meets at Berkeley Lab to Advance OpenADR as Smart Grid Standard

The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of a Smart Grid standard known as Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) held its first members' meeting at the Lawrence Berkeley National Labora

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12/21/2010: OpenADR 2.0 Briefing to Stakeholders and Industry

Purpose: Facilitate OpenADR stakeholders' understanding and comments on draft OpenADR v2.0 profiles.

Background: OpenADR is standardized by standards body. The body released draft for public review, ending Dec. 27.

11/04/2010: Vendors Demonstrate Open Automated Demand Response at UIC2010 Conference

LAFAYETTE, Calif., Nov.

10/27/2010: OpenADR Alliance Formed by the Industry to Advance OpenADR

MORGAN HILL, Calif.

10/27/2010: OpenADR Alliance Announced; Will Work to Accelerate Adoption of OpenADR as Smart Grid Standard

The OpenADR Alliance has been formed to accelerate the adoption of the Open ADR communications specification as a standard for the smart grid.

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10/22/2010: GridWeek Leadership Awards to Recognize Five Innovators For Vision and Contributions to Advancing the Smart Grid

Sila Kiliccote, a researcher in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has received the 2010 GridWeek Award for Leadership in Smart Grid Acceleration.

Portrait Sila Kiliccote

10/07/2010: DR Automation Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Control

When it comes to demand response programs, many customers see a trade-off between cutting costs and retaining control. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

10/05/2010: DRRC Residential Demonstration at LBNL Open House

Thousands of curious locals, including many children, ascended to the usually off-limits grounds of Berkeley's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Lab’s open house.The Lab opened its gates to large

08/06/2010: A 2010 Buildy Award to Berkeley Lab and Pacific Gas & Electric

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Pacific Gas & Electric Company were awarded Connectivity Week's Buildy Award earlier this year in Santa Clara, California.

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07/29/2010: Piette Elected to Smart Grid Architecture Committee

Mary Ann Piette, Deputy Head of EETD's Building Technologies Department, and Research Director of the Demand Response Research Center, has been elected to the Smart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC).

Portrait of Mary Ann Piette

05/27/2010: OpenADR's Steps Toward a National Smart Grid Standard

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.

Portrait of Mary Ann Piette

02/01/2010: Is the Smart Grid an Intelligent Move?

The system of power delivery in the US is in trouble – it is old and creaking.

12/11/2009: OpenADR Specification Developed by Demand Response Research Center Boosted by Recovery Act Grant to Honeywell

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Honeywell an $11.4 million grant to help Southern California Edison implement automated demand response under OpenADR, the Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification.

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12/07/2009: OpenADR Specification Developed by Demand Response Research Center Boosted by Recovery Act Grant to Honeywell

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Honeywell an $11.4 million grant to help Southern California Edison implement automated demand response under OpenADR, the Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification.

11/12/2009: Demand Response: The Standards Race Begins?

LBNL's OpenADR is a standard to make automated demand response and real-time power pricing quick and easy. Is the fragmented market ready for it?

11/10/2009: OpenADR Open Source Platform in Development

LAFAYETTE, CA — Nov. 10, 2009 — Utility Integration Solutions (UISOL), the utility industry business integration specialist, today announced an agreement with the U.S.

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