Advancing Interoperability in the Smart Grid
QualityLogic demonstrates multi-protocol transform usage scenarios at the Grid-Interop 2012 Plugin
QualityLogic Chief Test Architect Jim Zuber demonstrated usage scenarios including a transform between OpenADR 2.0, SEP 2.0, and Transactive Control Protocols. According to Zuber, “Attendees were very interested in seeing how OpenADR, SEP, and Transactive Control might interoperate in a real business scenario. We demonstrated the awesome potential of these emerging web service/XML based standards, which share many common data objects, to interoperate with each other.”
The three protocols demonstrated represent important and emerging Smart Grid standards:
● The OpenADR 2.0 protocol allows utilities and building managers to use automated demand response to conserve power at peak usage times to reduce stress on the electric grid. With OpenADR, electric utilities can offer electricity incentive programs, based on automated demand response, that are more reliable and predictable than traditional non-automated solutions.
● The Smart Energy Profile 2.0 will be the standard for applications that allow consumers to manage home energy with both wired and wireless devices that support the Internet Protocol.
● The Transactive Control Protocol is central to the ARRA-funded Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (http://www.pnwsmartgrid.org/
“Interoperability of devices that connect to a smarter grid is critical,” said James Mater, QualityLogic Smart Grid General Manager. “QualityLogic is developing interoperability and conformance test solutions that span the grid – from energy wholesalers to retailers, and from utilities to commercial and industrial customers, small businesses, and residential consumers. Our demonstration last week proved that the protocols required by these diverse needs have the potential to easily work together.”
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QualityLogic was selected by the OpenADR Alliance to develop a conformance and interoperability test tool for OpenADR compliant products, and by Itron to develop and conduct testing for its ChoiceConnect®
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