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New Industry Collaboration to Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability
OpenADR™ Alliance and Wi-SUN® Alliance Form Strategic Relationship to Advance Energy Efficiency

February 24, 2014

The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance 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 in the U.S. and Japan,' 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.

About Wi-SUN Alliance

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power wireless Utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g. The Wi-SUN Alliance comprises solutions from original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all corporations. Additional information may be found at www.wi-sun.org.

About the OpenADR Alliance

The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response. More information can be obtained at http://www.openadr.org/

For more information :

The Wi-SUN Alliance

Contact person:

Shannon Mayette, Media Contacts
OpenADR Alliance
Tel: +1-602-882-4733
E-mail: shannon@openadr.org

Contact person:

Bhupender Virk
Wi-SUN Alliance
Tel: +81-80-1137-5574
E-mail: Media@wi-sun.org

Link http://www.electricenergyonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=471539
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