OpenADR Open Source Toolkit: Developing Open Source Software for the Smart Grid

TitleOpenADR Open Source Toolkit: Developing Open Source Software for the Smart Grid
Publication TypeConference Paper
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-5064E
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMcParland, Charles
Conference Name2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
Date Published07/2011
Conference LocationDetroit, MI
Abstract

Demand response (DR) is becoming an increasingly important part of power grid planning and operation. The advent of the Smart Grid, which mandates its use, further motivates selection and development of suitable software protocols to enable DR functionality. The OpenADR protocol has been developed and is being standardized to serve this goal. We believe that the development of a distributable, open source implementation of OpenADR will benefit this effort and motivate critical evaluation of its capabilities, by the wider community, for providing wide-scale DR services.

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