Rolf Bienert,
Technical Director,
OpenADR Alliance
 
Morgan Hill, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 13, 2011 - The OpenADR Alliance has selected QualityLogic Inc. to develop a conformance and interoperability test tools and Intertek Group PLC to provide testing and certification services for OpenADR compliant products.

QualityLogic was selected to develop a test tool allowing the company to become the independent test tool vendor for OpenADR 2.0 compliant products. Headquartered in Moorpark, California, QualityLogic has, since its founding in 1986, developed numerous test solutions for the consumer electronics and telecom industries, and in 2009 was named the testing partner for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project. QualityLogic is also an active participant in the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Testing and Certification Committee and the OpenSG Conformity Work Group.
 
Intertek was selected as the exclusive testing and certification partner, providing conformance and interoperability testing and certification for OpenADR 2.0 compliant products. Intertek supports end-to-end smart grid testing, certification and consulting services for safety, compliance, and interoperability. Its smart grid solutions cover power generation, transmission and distribution, systems operations (ISO/RTO), field area networks, home area networks, smart meters, electric vehicles, consumer appliances, commercial building technologies and more.  
 
"This is an important milestone for the Alliance as we move closer toward our plan of testing and certifying OpenADR 2.0 compliant products by the end of this year" said Rolf Bienert, technical director of the OpenADR Alliance. "Both companies bring a wealth of experience that will be vital as our members start the product development process based on the OpenADR standard emerging from the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) later this summer."

The OpenADR Alliance is fostering the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response standard.