Plaid is a licensed software solution that allows IoT products of all types to add load shifting capabilities, by translating load shifting protocols into their existing APIs.
Companies that implement Plaid get a certified OpenADR 2.0b Virtual End Node (VEN) as though they built it from scratch.
Any internet connected product that uses energy can participate in load shifting
Thermostat / HVAC manufacturers
Solar, Storage & Inverters
Building Management Systems
Demand Response Aggregator
OpenADR certification adds value to your products
Fulfill regulatory requirement
It may be required where you operate.
California code Title 24 requires certain appliances in new buildings to be OpenADR compliant. In turn, product manufacturers will need to be OpenADR compliant to continue serving customers in California. Learn more in this blog post.
Increase product sales
Add valuable features and unlock new sales channels.
Utilities incentivize the purchase of devices that can participate in their demand response rates, unlocking more sales. Savvy customers know that they can earn money by participating in demand response and seek products that help them do so.
Add new revenue streams
A source of high margin, repeatable revenue streams.
Product manufacturers that can offer load shifting capacity to aggregators and load serving entities get paid for that service. Some product manufacturers expect to make more money from providing these services than from selling the devices. GridFabric can help you tap into these programs across the country.
Plaid is the fastest way for product companies to get OpenADR certified
Implement OpenADR, the leading load shifting protocol, and get certified in days, not months.
- No risk, guaranteed OpenADR compliance for your product
- Flexible implementation on device or in the cloud
- Save your software development team months of work
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