LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Connexx Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Lynxspring, Inc. and leading developer of open technologies for building automation and energy management solutions has joined the OpenADR Alliance.
Today's announcement comes on top of Connexx Energy's recent announcement on the availability of its new OpenADR 2.0 a-certified Virtual End Node (VEN) driver for the Niagara AX® platform. This driver permits rapid deployment of standards-based AutoDemand Response solutions for Niagara based commercial deployments.
Formed in 2010, The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, technical activities and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standards through collaboration, education, training, testing and certification. OpenADR is an open global standard enabling electricity providers and system operators to automatically communicate Demand Response signals with each other and their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network. OpenADR standardizes pricing, and electricity grid reliability.
Demand Response continues to play a significant role in helping to balance and manage the Smart Grid and reducing energy demand and costs. It is an important program for utilities as it assists them in making sure enough electricity is available on the grid to meet demand in order to avoid power outages by balancing the supply and demand for electricity by reducing the consumption at peak times or by shifting usage to non-peak periods when demand is lower.
"A critical element in automated demand response is technology; by developing demand response solutions based on OpenADR standards, we are enabling utilities along with commercial and industrial facilities to have a direct link that delivers fast and reliable load reductions, as well as cost savings without having to put in a lot of time and manual intervention", commented Anno Scholten, President, Connexx Energy.
"OpenADR based technology automates the notification and communication process enabling the building management systems at facilities to automatically respond to event and price signals from the utility in an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective method for controlling peak demand and balancing the grid", said Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing, Connexx Energy.
Additional information about the OpenADR Alliance can be found at: http://www.openadr.org/
About Connexx Energy
Connexx Energy, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lynxspring, Inc. Capitalizing on Lynxspring's success in the development and marketing of building automation and energy management solutions for OEMs and system integrators as well as their success in channell development, Connexx Energy takes advantage of this market leadership, experience and intellectual property developed by the company and focuses on the energy market to deliver repeatable, scalable and cost effective solutions to developers and operators of energy applications.
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