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Minneapolis-based software solutions provider Open Access Technology International Inc. (OATI) has adopted the OpenADR standard, saying it will help simplify demand response and provide more cost-effective methods to meet energy industry needs.

OATI notes it was an early-stage member of the OpenADR Alliance and participated in developing the OpenADR 2.0 standard.

According to the company, the OpenADR 2.0 standard provides the functionality and flexibility to support the interface between systems using Web services, allowing multiple entities to interact. OATI adds that the standard will help facilitate the integration and rollout of systems to allow end-to-end integration of demand side resources and facilitate their participation in addressing distribution grid reliability issues.

"OATI will continue to evaluate the technical, operational and business model feasibility of implementing a variety of advanced technical solutions through the OpenADR standard," says Farrokh Albuyeh, vice president of smart grid projects at OATI. "We are committed to incorporating future versions of the OpenADR specifications into our project development."

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