Middleware for the energy transition
GridFabric creates OpenADR software solutions that help power utilities and IoT products to shed, shift, shimmy and shape peak load.
Our software products make OpenADR easy, so companies of all types can start load shifting
OpenADR Server (VTN)
Canvas implements a Virtual Top Node (VTN), the server side of the OpenADR protocol. It is used by Grid Operators and Aggregators to administrate load shifting programs.
Why load shifting?
With renewable energy, when you use electricity is becoming more important than how much you use
Renewables solve one problem but create another
Fortunately, renewable energy is edging out fossil fuels to produce cleaner, cheaper electricity. But wind and solar power production is naturally variable, so we must find ways to shift power consumption to align with generation.
Smart devices help by shifting energy use
Smart devices reduce consumption when the supply is low, and increase consumption when there is excess. This increases the efficiency of the power grid, and means product owners, product manufactures, and grid operators all come out ahead.
GridFabric helps companies help the grid
Our products facilitate load shifting communication: Canvas is an OpenADR VTN server that utilities and load aggregators use to send load shifting signals, and Plaid is an OpenADR VEN client that helps owners and controllers of end devices parse and respond to them.