EnerNOC's Energy Management Technology Certified by OpenADR Alliance
EnerNOC's Site Server Certified Compliant With OpenADR 2.0a Auto DR Standard
BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy management solutions for the smart grid, today announced that its Site Server, which collects meter data from end users and streams it in real time back to EnerNOC's Network Operations Center (NOC), has been certified by the OpenADR Alliance for compliance with its latest specification, OpenADR 2.0a. EnerNOC is one of the first companies in the OpenADR Alliance to announce a 2.0a-compliant product.
Fully automated demand response (Auto DR) streamlines the communication and signaling surrounding a demand response dispatch such that building management systems can respond in seconds to signals from a utility or a curtailment services provider (CSP). Deploying a standards-based approach like OpenADR helps to lower the cost of enabling Auto DR resources. EnerNOC has been a driver of OpenADR standards since the early days of the OpenADR Alliance, when EnerNOC's Global Energy Partners group worked closely with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on deployment and testing. EnerNOC was one of the first companies to join the OpenADR Alliance when membership first opened in 2010, and currently holds a position on the Alliance's Board of Directors.
"Standards-based solutions are essential for accelerating smart grid innovation, and EnerNOC is proud to continue to lead the market in the adoption of the OpenADR protocol," said Hugh Scandrett, EnerNOC's Vice President of Engineering. "Streamlining the development of fully automated demand response is particularly important as more and more utilities look to embrace demand response for ancillary services and other quick-response resources."
EnerNOC is among a small group of companies working closely with the OpenADR Alliance on products designed for Auto DR compliance. EnerNOC's site server, its latest OpenADR-compliant communications gateway for energy management, interfaces with buildings' existing control equipment to relay energy usage information from multiple meter types in real-time to EnerNOC's Network Operations Center.
EnerNOC unlocks the full value of energy management for our utility and commercial, institutional, and industrial (C&I) customers by delivering a comprehensive suite of demand-side management services that reduce real-time demand for electricity, increase energy efficiency, improve energy supply transparency in competitive markets, and mitigate emissions. EnerNOC's Utility SolutionsTM offerings, which include both Implementation and Consulting services, are helping hundreds of utilities and grid operators worldwide meet their demand-side management objectives. EnerNOC serves thousands of commercial, institutional, and industrial customers worldwide through its suite of energy management applications including: DemandSMARTTM, comprehensive demand response; EfficiencySMARTTM, continuous energy savings; SupplySMARTTM, energy price and risk management; and CarbonSMARTTM, enterprise carbon management. OuNretwork Operations Center (NOC) offers 24x7x365 customer support. For more information, visit www.enernoc.com.
About OpenADR Alliance
The OpenADR Alliance is a mutual benefit corporation created to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard. The Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the OpenADR standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance works with related industry organizations and is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of OpenADR for price- and reliability-based demand response.
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