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OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Collaborate on Smart Grid Interoperability

The OpenADR Alliance and WI-SUN Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to more quickly accelerate the rollout of energy efficient program offerings. The two organizations will work together to enable interoperability between smart utility networks and utility demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.

"Both the Wi-SUN Alliance and the OpenADR Alliance are finding growing acceptance of their respective specifications globally," said Barry Haaser, managing director, OpenADR Alliance. "It is important to enable interoperability between the two specifications to provide seamless connectivity between Wi-SUN based smart-utility networks and OpenADR based automated demand response programs."

"This agreement will help energy providers deploy smart utility networks and automated demand response programs cost effectively and with confidence," said Phil Beecher, chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance. "The two industry standards are highly complementary, offering Utility companies more flexibility in their demand response and energy management program offerings."

OpenADR and Wi-SUN will collaborate with their respective members and will offer incentives to members to encourage joint participation in complementary activities.

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