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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC/PAS 62746-10-1 to be the basis for a new commission standard that will be developed. The IEC is an organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical and electronic industries.

The OpenADR Alliance, which fosters the development, adoption and compliance of open automated demand response (OpenADR), reports that the specification approval brings OpenADR closer to becoming a full IEC standard. The OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification, the organization notes, is designed for sophisticated devices that support most demand response services and markets and includes flexible reporting capabilities for past, current and future data reports.

"Growing international interest and support for the OpenADR 2.0 standard is driving us to get it established as an IEC standard," says Barry Haaser, managing director of the OpenADR Alliance.

"By having this PAS in place, utilities and governments worldwide can confidently adopt the OpenADR standard for their AutoDR programs," adds Haaser. "In turn, companies developing products can confidently promote their solutions worldwide, as there is strong global support for the OpenADR standard."

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