ADR 102: Automated Demand Response Deep Dive

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Number of Credits (if applicable): BOC 2.0

Course Description: In the ADR (Automated Demand Response) 102 training, learners delve deeper into automated demand response, first setting the foundation with a quick review of ADR 101. The course then reviews ADR communication and configuration, including Virtual Top Nodes (VTN) and Virtual End Nodes (VEN)), OpenADR protocol, and OpenADR profile features and services of 2.0a and 2.0b.  Students learn to identify typical Virtual End Node to load configurations and explore ADR implementation examples. Two facility categories are considered for configuration: people buildings (i.e., offices, retail, hotels, education, etc.) and process facilities (industrial, manufacturing, assembly, etc.). The course explores ADR strategies for different facility types, including detailing temperature reset and duty cycling for demand response with HVAC systems. The course dives into fast and flexible DR, including reviewing the California renewable portfolio standard, variability of renewable energy resources, desired characteristics of flexible resources, and review of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory demand response potential study defined DR categories: shape, shift, shed and shimmy. Lastly, the course includes several ADR lab simulations for the attendees to be able to get exposure to real world ADR equipment and set-up.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain ADR communication and configuration protocols, including virtual top and end nodes, OpenADR protocols, profile features and services, and fast and flexible demand response
  • Understand how demand response can be implemented in various facility types, including discussion of temperature reset and duty cycling in demand response for HVAC systems
  • Explain the site installation process and experience lab simulations of demand response implementation
  • Understand the four categories of demand response, including shape, shift, shed and shimmy


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Feb 03 2022


Pacific Time
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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