Automating demand response (DR) communication and using standards based protocols has been shown to increase the participation in demand response programs and dynamic rates and thereby reduce overall electricity costs.
Since 2003, DRRC has been involved in the development of an open, interoperable, and secure automation and communication infrastructure called Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR). OpenADR, now a standard in the USA and gaining international adoption, facilitates reliable and cost-effective communication of electricity price and system grid reliability signals, allowing automated facility responses to dynamic prices.
The following projects expand OpenADR into new markets through technology, procedures, protocols and strategies to monitor and communicate real time conditions and demand response signals. This allows wider participation in programs that respond to actual grid conditions.