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BOSTON, Sept. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy management solutions for the smart grid, today announced that its Site Server, which collects meter data from end users and streams it in real time back to EnerNOC's Network Operations Center (NOC), has been certified by the OpenADR Alliance for compliance with its latest specification, OpenADR 2.0a. EnerNOC is one of the first companies in the OpenADR Alliance to announce a 2.0a-compliant product.
Fully automated demand response (Auto DR) streamlines the communication and signaling surrounding a demand response dispatch such that building management systems can respond in seconds to signals from a utility or a curtailment services provider (CSP). Deploying a standards-based approach like OpenADR helps to lower the cost of enabling Auto DR resources. EnerNOC has been a driver of OpenADR standards since the early days of the OpenADR Alliance, when EnerNOC's Global Energy Partners group worked closely with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on deployment and testing. EnerNOC was one of the first companies to join the OpenADR Alliance when membership first opened in 2010, and currently holds a position on the Alliance's Board of Directors.
"Standards-based solutions are essential for accelerating smart grid innovation, and EnerNOC is proud to continue to lead the market in the adoption of the OpenADR protocol," said Hugh Scandrett, EnerNOC's Vice President of Engineering. "Streamlining the development of fully automated demand response is particularly important as more and more utilities look to embrace demand response for ancillary services and other quick-response resources."
EnerNOC is among a small group of companies working closely with the OpenADR Alliance on products designed for Auto DR compliance. EnerNOC's site server, its latest OpenADR-compliant communications gateway for energy management, interfaces with buildings' existing control equipment to relay energy usage information from multiple meter types in real-time to EnerNOC's Network Operations Center.