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The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have reached a liaison agreement to more quickly accelerate the rollout of energy efficient program offerings. OpenADR helps foster the development, adoption and compliance of open automated demand response, and Wi-SUN works to enable wireless utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g.

According to Wi-SUN, the two organizations will work together to help enable interoperability between smart utility networks and utility demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.

OpenADR and Wi-SUN will collaborate with their respective members and offer incentives to members to encourage joint participation in complementary activities, Wi-SUN adds.

"It is important to enable interoperability between the two specifications to provide seamless connectivity between Wi-SUN-based smart utility networks and OpenADR-based automated demand response programs," comments Barry Haaser, managing director at OpenADR.

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