QualityLogic Inc. announced that it will provide OpenADR 2.0 training for utilities, vendors and stakeholders in the Korean Smart Grid industry on July 16 and 17 at ELtower, Gangnam in Seoul. The event will be hosted by KSGA (Korea Smart Grid Association) and organized by KERI (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute) with support of GRIDWIZ Inc. The two-day workshop is for companies and organizations interested in implementing OpenADR 2.0, a low-cost, speedy, reliable communications infrastructure that allows utilities and grid operators to send Demand Response (DR) signals directly to building automation and control systems on customers’ sites using a common language and existing communications technology.
The 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 OpenADR 2.0 Workshop focuses on providing a conceptual, as well as a detailed technical understanding of what OpenADR 2.0 is and how it works. Participants will become familiar with the 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 2.0 technology.
“The Korean government has begun a long-term AMI Deployment Project, which will deploy 21 million smart meters, replacing all meters in Korea by 2020,” according to David Kim, CEO of GRIDWIZ. “Experts expect to see many benefits from the synergy between OpenADR and the AMI project. We are pleased to provide the latest in-depth training workshop on OpenADR2.0 to experts and developers in Korea.”
“OpenADR 2.0 brings reliability, predictability and lower costs to demand-response solutions for commercial, industrial and residential applications,” said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to help companies in Korea get started with this important Smart Grid standard through training, as well as certification tools.”
QualityLogic was selected by the OpenADR Alliance to develop a conformance and interoperability test tool for OpenADR compliant products, and by Itron to develop and conduct testing for its ChoiceConnect® ERT® Certification Program. QualityLogic is the testing partner for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration, the largest project of its kind in the U.S. The Company offers interoperability, conformance, and certification test solutions for other Smart Energy technologies and is an active participant in Smart Grid standards activities, including the OpenADR and ZigBee Alliance, Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability, UCA OpenSG, SGIP, GWAC, MultiSpeak and others.
Departments ranging from IT to Marketing look to QualityLogic to ensure the quality of their websites, provide independent validation of competitive advantages, and develop and execute certification programs for their partners.
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Gridwiz is a leading smart energy company developing and offering various demand response products and solutions in Korea. The company is also a partner of OpenADR Alliance and QualityLogic. For more information, visit www.gridwiz.com.