NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- REGEN Energy™ proudly announces that its Swarm Energy Management™ wireless demand response solution is officially OpenADR 2.0a certified. Many utilities, including Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric, have mandated the use of OpenADR 2.0-certified products to implement hands-free demand response starting in 2013. With this certification, REGEN continues to ensure that its distribution partners and commercial and industrial customers are compliant with any OpenADR utility program.
"OpenADR Alliance is thrilled that companies like REGEN Energy have taken the initiative to achieve OpenADR 2.0a certification ahead of deadlines," said Barry Haaser, Managing Director of OpenADR Alliance. "Being ahead of the game with one of the Alliance's first wireless solutions is an added bonus. This kind of forward-thinking will help bring more buildings online with automated load curtailment technology, compliant with the open standards that utilities demand."
"We're delighted that the OpenADR Alliance included a formal certification process as part of the 2.0 standard, starting with the 2.0a specification. This provides our curtailment service provider partners, customers and utilities the assurance that their investment in our technology is future-proof," said Roman Kulyk, REGEN Energy's CTO. "The added features of 2.0 that we have embedded into our Swarm technology will help the entire ecosystem of utilities and building operators expand into new and more sophisticated load management programs, including fast response services such as renewables integration and frequency regulation services."
For REGEN customers currently using Swarm Energy Management's OpenADR 1.0 implementation, the migration to 2.0 is effortless and has no impact on customer operations.
ABOUT REGEN ENERGY
REGEN provides industry-leading technology solutions for demand management and demand response using a patented approach that is affordable, easy to use, and maintains occupant comfort. Today REGEN works with a network of distribution partners who deliver Swarm Energy Management technology across North America. REGEN Energy, its logo, Swarm Energy Management, and LiveHive are all registered or pending trademarks of REGEN Energy Inc.
About the OpenADR Alliance
The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response. More information can be obtained at http://www.openadr.org/
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