The first servers and clients on the OpenADR 2.0a profile standard have been successfully tested. This will help to refine the standard and progress with the implementation of automated demand response for the smart grid, as announced by the OpenADR Alliance.
The new OpenADR Test Tool was used, which was created by QualityLogic by Akuacom (a unit of Honeywell) EnerNOC, IPKeys Technologies, and Universal Devices.
The technology is based on the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and builds on the OpenADR 1.0 specification which is supported by over sixty organisations worldwide.
“We hosted several PlugFests over the past six months to help members develop the first generation of interoperable products based on OpenADR 2.0,” said Rolf Bienert, technical director of the OpenADR Alliance. “As we get closer to formal certification testing, we’ll continue to see the smart grid come to life with big improvements in energy efficiency on the grid and in energy users’ homes and offices.”
The finalization process of the OpenADR standard involves the qualification of the initial implementations and the validation of the test harness. Both the objectives were met using the test tool. All products passed the extensive testing from more than 180 test cases.
When the final test tool, Intertek is released , the official test service provider will initiate certification testing using the validated test harness, to run tests on candidate devices.