|Industry Organization Name
OpenADR Alliance (Open Automated Demand Response Alliance)
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate demand response signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. It supports the development, testing and deployment of commercial OpenADR and facilitates its acceleration and widespread adoption. This approach needs to engage service providers (such as electric utilities and systems operators) within the domain of the Smart Grid that publish OpenADR signals, as well as the facilities or third-party entities that consume them to manage electric loads.