The emerging smart grid standard OpenADR (Open Automated Demand Response) is an open and interoperable information exchange model. OpenADR allows the electricity provider and system operator to communicate demand response (DR) signals with each other and with their customers via IP-based communication networks such as the internet. Today, DR is vital for grid stabilization and the prevention of impending energy crises.
As OpenADR is the most comprehensive standard for ADR, it has gained broad support throughout the industry. In order to guarantee correct functionality and performance of OpenADR products, testing and certification is necessary. Our experts with extensive experience in smart grid technology support you with certification testing and pre-testing services for your products.
The OpenADR services by TÜV Rheinland can support you with:
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Our laboratory in Japan is accredited by the OpenADR Alliance for OpenADR certification testing. A comprehensive test tool made by QualityLogic and accredited by the OpenADR Alliance will be used for OpenADR 2.0a & 2.0b certification testing.
Vendors who are already members of the OpenADR Alliance can purchase the test tool in order to pre-test products. Testing prior to submission for official certification reduces the risk of failure and expenses generated by re-testing.
We also offer pre-testing for those wanting to test only particular features or to perform fine-tuning of their application before proceeding to certification testing.
Our OpenADR certification tests consist of the following steps:
To provide you with our services, the following documents are necessary:
OpenADR products include:
If you have any questions concerning OpenADR, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We are available around the clock, seven days a week.
TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
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Yokohama 224-0021, Japan
In 2010, the OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders in order to build on the foundation of technical activities to support the development, testing and deployment of commercial OpenADR and facilitate its acceleration and widespread adoption. Its mission is to foster the development, adoption and compliance of OpenADR smart grid standards through education, training, collaboration, testing and certification.
The OpenADR Alliance is collaborating with several IEC committees – TC 57, PC118, and TC 65.