VTN Payload Logging

One of the challenges with the VTN in the Cloud is isolating problems with OpenADR XML payload exchanges. The open source EPRI VTN, the basis for QualityLogic’s cloud offering, provides no support in the administrative interface for viewing payload exchanges. This limitation is particularly serious …

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OpenADR and the Internet of Things

The classic Demand Response (DR) program has the utility, facilitator, or aggregator providing or partially funding the infrastructure required to shed load at a commercial, industrial, or residential site. This infrastructure may include communication equipment needed to receive DR event signals, telemetry usage measurement equipment, …

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Interoperability Testing with the OpenADR Cloud VEN Tester

QualityLogic is in the midst of releasing an update to both the A and B profile OpenADR test harness. As with any release of an OpenADR implementation, a variety of conformance and interoperability testing is required.
After our developers completed code modifications, we ran a …

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QualityLogic Leads Development of OpenADR Program Guide

QualityLogic’s Jim Zuber, noted expert and trainer on OpenADR technology, has been working with the OpenADR Alliance Technical Committee to develop and write an OpenADR Program Guide. The guide was introduced in a webinar July 28, and comments will be accepted up to four weeks …

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SEP 2 November Release in Customer Hands

As part of our SEP 2 (IEEE 2030.5) Accelerator Program deliverables, we shipped our latest release in November. The November 2014 release is the same release that we believe can be used for certification testing and pre-certification testing of SEP 2 implementations. The details of …

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Updated Transactive Control Node on VOLTTRON

Based on and supported by the Pacific Northwest Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project (PNW-SGDP), QualityLogic is developing a specification to update the Transactive Control (TC) technology that was developed and implemented in the demonstration project. This architecture and design enable Transactive Energy (TE) systems. We …

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Smart Grid Northwest Formed

QualityLogic’s GM for Smart Grid, James Mater, has announced that he is to serve as the first Chair of the newly-formed Smart Grid Northwest. SGNW was previously Smart Grid Oregon and has now expanded into the other Northwest states.
The organization is the host for …

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How’s the Quality of Your Software QA Program?

In the conversation about quality, one aspect that is too often overlooked is the quality of the quality effort itself. How does QA know that it is doing a good job of managing its own efforts?
Assessment of software quality commonly relies on quality assurance …

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Comparing OpenADR and Transactive Control

Recently, we released a white paper covering (TC) Transactive Control and OpenADR Roles and Relationships. Rightly or wrongly, the market has begun to view TC and OpenADR as competitors. This paper takes a high-level look at the roles and interrelationships between TC, Transactive Energy and …

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Transactive Control and MultiSpeak: Exploring Options for Utility DR, DER

QualityLogic performed an extensive analysis and mapping between Transactive Control functions and the MultiSpeak standard. One of the results of this analysis revealed that if Transactive Control nodes are incorporated within a utility, MultiSpeak could play an important role in exchanging the incentive and feedback …

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QualityLogic Is Accelerating IEEE 2030.5 (SEP 2.0) Interoperability

If you’re on our Smart Grid mailing list, you’ve already heard about QualityLogic’s new program to kick SEP 2 interoperability into high gear: the SEP 2.0 Accelerator Program. Here’s how we’re progressing so far.
IEEE 2030.5 Accelerator Program Status
SEP 2 Accelerator is a one-time …

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The Latest IEEE 2030.5 (SEP 2.0) Test Updates

In January, QualityLogic launched an Accelerator Program for SEP 2.0 tests to speed up the maturity and adoption of SEP 2.0 technology. The program provides participants with discounts, early access to new tests, discounted support and training, and influence over the priority of additional test …

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