GridPoint has received OpenADR 2.0 certification for its demand management capability from The OpenADR Alliance. Founded in 2010, The OpenADR Alliance was formed to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of open automated demand response standards.
Automated demand response uses modern communication tools to control equipment and systematically reduce peaks in real-time. This automation creates faster, more reliable demand response systems, and opens demand response participation to a broader range of end users. GridPoint’s comprehensive demand management capability supports utility demand response programs as well as independent peak demand management through GridPoint’s automated ‘load-control’ algorithms. Asset-level submetering data from GridPoint’s EMS plays a vital role in helping customers and operators establish an effective demand response strategy to support energy goals with minimal impacts. When a demand response event is executed, these algorithms automatically curtail appropriate loads without sacrificing customer comfort.
This certification enables more utilities and operators to reach GridPoint customers and, in turn, empowers more customers to participate in demand response programs.
“By integrating automated demand response with GridPoint’s EMS, customers can take advantage of both the benefits associated with demand response programs across one or many sites, and the on-going energy and operational savings associated with an energy management solution,” says Mark Danzenbaker SVP Product, Marketing, and Sales. “This means cash back to customers’ bottom line while also supporting their broader sustainability goals.”