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April 25, 2013
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More companies are coming out to support the OpenADR Alliance. The nonprofit corporation announced that it now has a total membership of 100.

The OpenADR Alliance was created to foster the development and adoption of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard. New members from Japan, Europe, and North America are part of the group and represent utilities, independent system operators, and regulators and control suppliers.

Officials with the organization said that the growing global interest in OpenADR will help accelerate the worldwide adoption of automated demand response solutions and enable utilities, system operators, and customers to better manage peak energy demand.

The newest member companies include: Alpha Systems Inc.; Austin Energy; California ISO; CALM Energy Inc.; CastleOS Software LLC; Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems Division; Connexx Energy; Daikan McQuay, Daintree Networks, EcoFactor, Eneres Co. Ltd.; Enlighted Inc., GRIDWIZ, Hitachi Ltd.; IC Systems; Institute for Information Industry; MelRok LLC, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.; Nxegen LLC; OMRON; Pacific Controls; Plimoth Bay Controls LLC; Power Assure; Powerit Solutions; Schneider Electric; The Institute of Applied Energy; THG Energy Solutions LLC; TOSHIBA Corp.; Tridium Inc.; TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.; and Ventyx . 

“As our membership continues to expand worldwide, so does our ability to accelerate the market for standards-based automated demand response,” said Barry Haaser, managing director of the OpenADR Alliance. “Our goal is to deliver OpenADR-compliant products and services that provide seamless and more efficient connections between wholesale electricity markets, aggregators, and customer loads.”

For more information, visit www.openadr.org/specification.

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