Itron announced that its IntelliSOURCE-DERMS solution has received OpenADR certification from the OpenADR Alliance.
Itron by integrating open standards into Itron’s IntelliSOURCE-DERMS solution is helping utilities and cities to leverage more types of distributed energy resources (DER) and devices to assist with grid stabilization and reliability, pipeline management and conservation efforts.
Utilities can use Itron’s OpenADR-certified DERMS solution to manage solar power, energy storage and electric vehicles in addition to managing grid-connected flexible loads such as water heaters, pool pumps, thermostats and HVACs – all via open standards. This will help reduce the risk of stranded assets and costs for the utility while driving adoption of grid-connected smart energy products and more cost-effective programs.
OpenADR-based solutions allow utilities to reap the benefits of Demand Response (DR) adoption and battery storage integration, while meeting standards that automate and simplify the use of DR programs worldwide, improving reliability and operational efficiency.
Further OpenADR encourages more customers to participate in a broader array of Distributed Energy Management programs since customers are not locked into any particular vendor’s proprietary communication devices or standards.
“As a member of the OpenADR Alliance, we are proud to join more than 60 utilities and controls vendors enabling OpenADR-based systems,” said Don Reeves, senior vice president of Outcomes at Itron.
“Connecting smart energy to the grid, OpenADR offers an open, highly-secure and two-way information exchange model and global Smart Grid Standard,” Rolf Bienert, managing and technical director, OpenADR Alliance.