Now updated for "b" profile
QualityLogic, the official test tool vendor to the OpenADR Alliance, offers a one-day workshop for companies and organizations interested in developing products or programs involving the OpenADR 2.0 specification.
Developed by the Demand Response Research Center of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, OpenADR is a low-cost, speedy, reliable communications infrastructure that allows utilities and grid operators to send Demand Response signals directly to building automation and control systems on customers’ sites, using a common language and existing communications technology, such as the Internet.
The OpenADR Workshop provides both a conceptual and a detailed technical understanding of what OpenADR 2.0 is and how it works. Participants will become familiar with OpenADR 2.0 technology; Certification Profiles a and b; the formal conformance certification program; and the pre-certification tests and tools for these profiles and OpenADR specifications. In addition, the Workshop illustrates how OpenADR can automate typical utility DR programs.
At the end of the class, engineering participants will understand OpenADR 2.0 concepts, the various flavors of OpenADR VTNs and VENs, the certification profiles and requirements, and how to get started building an OpenADR 2.0-conformant product that meets certification requirements and is interoperable with other OpenADR 2.0 products. Utility participants will have an in-depth understanding of how to use OpenADR technology to implement their programs and how to evaluate, utilize and acquire OpenADR technology for their programs.
The workshop is conducted on-site or near-site for members of a specific organization. The private workshop format, rather than a public workshop, enables an open dialog about specific company issues and allows the team to derive maximum value from the expert instruction and resources in a confidential setting.
Who Should Attend
- Vendors developing OpenADR 2.0 “a” or “b” products
- Vendors/system integrators/aggregators planning to acquire and use OpenADR 2.0 compliant products
- End-user utilities, ISOs/RTOs and regulators specifying OpenADR 2.0 products
The Workshop starts with a high-level discussion about the OpenADR 2.0 standard, followed by a description of the core technology and the OpenADR Alliance-defined Certification Profiles, including transport requirements. The application of OpenADR 2.0 to typical utility DR programs is addressed early in the workshop.
The Workshop finishes with sessions on security, the relationship of OpenADR 2.0 to other standards, the certification program, test tools and further resources and tools for those getting started with OpenADR 2.0.
The Workshop is designed so that senior managers can attend the early sessions to gain an overview of the OpenADR 2.0 technology. They may then choose to stay for more details or depart the workshop.
- Session 1 - Background
- Session 2 – Big Picture
- Session 3 – The Event Object
- Session 4 – “a” profile
- Session 5 – “b” profile
- Session 6 – Beyond the “b” profile
- Session 7 – Transports
- Session 8 – Security
- Session 9 - Mapping
- Session 10 - Certification
- Session 11 - Resources and Tools
For details, please download the brochure.
About the Instructors
The Workshop will be led by Jim Zuber, QualityLogic’s Chief Test Architect and co-founder, and architect of several QualityLogic testing products.
In July of last year, the OpenADR Alliance selected QualityLogic to develop the certification test suite for OpenADR 2.0, and Jim led this development effort. Jim is intimately familiar with the OpenADR 2.0 specification, authored the OpenADR Test Specification and PICS, designed the certification test harness, and was a major contributor to the profile specification itself.
Jim is assisted by Mark Osborn, QualityLogic senior utility consultant. Mark is an award-winning program manager and successful developer of new products and services for the utility industry. He has extensive energy industry experience, most recently as smart grid manager for Portland General Electric, where he played a key role in the development of a number of innovative projects, including the nation’s largest networked installation of paralleled distributed generators for utility peaking support, and a 5MW, 1.25MWh facility providing battery energy storage for wind integration. Mark has designed numerous utility energy efficiency and demand response programs and brings the utility perspective to the workshop.
Beyond the Workshop
QualityLogic and the OpenADR Alliance also offer a Certification Test Harness for vendors and others to incorporate into their OpenADR development process (see www.qualitylogic.com/OpenADR-Certification/). The test tool can also be of value to utilities or others for acceptance testing of OpenADR 2.0 products.
QualityLogic is also a leader in the development of test tools for SEP 2 and is offering an SEP 2 Start-Up Workshop similar to the OpenADR 2.0 Workshop. By adding a second day, you can provide training to get your SEP 2 development team started.
For a quote or more information on OpenADR 2.0 Workshops, as well as development and test products, contact us online or at email@example.com, request a quote for a workshop, or call (800) 436-6292 (US toll free) or +1(805) 531-9030.