WASHINGTON, DC (June 16, 2016) –The Advanced Energy Management Alliance, and several member companies, met at the White House with other innovative leaders in demand response, energy storage, and renewable energy. Each company committed to deploying technologies that would build on partnerships to enhance a flexible, efficient, clean, and reliable 21st century power grid.
“We commend the Obama Administration and those companies that have stepped up to make commitments,” said Katherine Hamilton, Executive Director of AEMA. “ Our demand response providers and consumers believe that competitive markets, transparent processes, and data access will be critical to ensuring that these commitments can be met and that energy consumers have choices enabling them to take advantage of clean energy and cost reduction programs, such as demand response.”
AEMA member companies that participated included EnergyHub, EnerNOC, IPKeys, Opower, and WeatherBug Home. Examples of the commitments made by those companies include:
- Scaling up efforts to make available anonymized energy data for open source collaboration to further advance energy management, spur demand response innovation, and develop standards;
- Helping develop or pilot the development of the test for demand side data standards (i.e., smart meter data) and apply for certification;
- Scaling up demand response services and financial incentives so as to make appropriately anonymized energy data available for collaboration to further advance energy management research and innovation;
- Developing and co-funding a pilot for using demand side data standards (i.e. smart meter data) as measurement and verification inputs to various server and end point technologies certified by OpenADR 2.0, the U.S. Smart Grid standard supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology;
- Piloting Green Button Connect My Data by the end of 2016, that has the potential to automate data collection and facilitate the delivery of Energy Intelligence Software and demand response to a broader customer base; and
- Leveraging accessible smart meter data to scale operations and optimize the demand response portfolio to facilitate the integration of renewable energy resources and support efficient and reliable grid operations.