QualityLogic Inc. announced that it will provide Automated Demand Response (DR) implementation training for utilities, DR designers, and program implementers who are planning to use OpenADR 2.0. OpenADR 2.0 is a low-cost, speedy, reliable communications infrastructure that allows utilities and grid operators to send DR signals directly to building automation and control systems on customers’ sites using a common language and existing communications technology.

The one-day workshop is endorsed by the OpenADR Alliance that fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification.

The primary purpose of the Implementing Automated Demand Response Programs Workshop is to inform utility DR program managers, designers and implementers about how best to use OpenADR-based systems for automating DR. The workshop covers:

  • OpenADR 2.0 features and functions;
  • Designing DR programs with OpenADR 2.0;
  • OpenADR and the Demand Response Management System; and
  • Interoperability and pre-deployment testing methodologies and tools.

“OpenADR 2.0 brings reliability, predictability and lower costs to demand-response solutions for commercial, industrial and residential applications,” said James Mater, QualityLogic co-founder and Smart Grid Business general manager. “We’ve been helping companies get started with this important Smart Grid standard through training for several years now, and we’re pleased to bring additional focus on the needs of utilities with this class.”

The workshop is offered on-site or near-site for members of a specific organization. The private format enables an open dialog and specific company issues and provides the maximum value from the expert instruction. A public workshop is planned for this fall. The date and time are to be announced.