Periodic updates on the load shifting industry, OpenADR and the solutions
Canvas VTN v3 Release
Version 3 of Canvas makes it easier to install and use, both as a standalone OpenADR VTN or embedded into a broader DERMS platform
Proxy and Aggregator Cloud VENs
What we mean by "proxy" and "aggregator" implementation model for cloud-based VENs, and when and why to use either
Cloud VENs and interoperability
Interoperability is the key to reducing integration costs. This post describes some key issues and opportunities particular to Cloud VENs.
Cloud VENs - a new OpenADR architecture for IoT devices
What we mean by "Cloud VEN", and why this is now the dominant OpenADR implementation model
Plaid Web Demo lets you trial OpenADR for free
The Plaid web demo lets users quickly get a feel for using the OpenADR protocol and how Plaid implements it.
EVs and OpenADR in 2021
OpenADR for Electric Vehicle charging is currently in the market seeding phase, preparing for large scale load shifting programs in the near future
Who's who in load shifting
The demand response industry is dynamic and growing. This post provides a framework to understand all the key roles, with examples.
Shift is better than Shed - a call for demand response automation
What is load shift vs load shed, why it matters, and why it requires automation.
Build vs Buy
An excellent blog post from an experienced engineering manager describes how to think about build vs buy - here is how we address his points.
OpenADR and Coincident Peak Pricing are a Good Match
How OpenADR should be used alongside peak forecasting to help customers automate their load shifting in coincident peak pricing programs.
Why we need demand flexibility to enable renewable energy growth
Renewable energy is self defeating - as more is added, the marginal value goes down. Demand Flexibility is one of the key solutions.
Demand Response: 101
A deep dive into what demand response is, why it's important, and how much it is worth.
Who's Who on the Power Grid
When working with the power industry, you’ll come across utilities, IPPs, Co-ops, regulators, retailers, and more: this post puts them in their place.
The Power Grid: 101
This is a good starting point to understand the basic structure of the power grid and how it all works.
A basic overview OpenADR: how it works and what it is used for
Implementing OpenADR with Plaid
How Plaid simplifies OpenADR implementation
GridFabric builds on years of experience to bring load shifting middleware to the mass market
California Title 24 Embraces Cloud Based Vens
Update to California's title 24 requires OpenADR for a host of product types and supports cloud-based VENs
Announcing Canvas, a production ready OpenADR VTN
Canvas fills the gap by providing a scalable and flexible OpenADR VTN
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