The PowerPod residential battery system from Electriq Power received a Certificate of System Conformance from the OpenADR Alliance, which is the industry standard for automated demand response. This OpenADR 2.0b certification will enhance PowerPod capabilities, enabling Electriq Power to seamlessly integrate with energy aggregators and participate in today’s dynamic energy marketplace.
“Residential battery storage is an important part of the distributed energy resource ecosystem, providing users with energy security, resilience, and the opportunity to maximize solar power output,” said Rolf Bienert, Technical Director of the OpenADR Alliance. “Being OpenADR-certified enables Electriq Power to integrate with aggregators and participate in the energy marketplace.”
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and interoperable information exchange model and emerging Smart Grid standard. OpenADR 2.0b is designed for more sophisticated devices and will support most DR services and markets. It includes flexible reporting capabilities for past, current, and future data reports.
The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the 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.
Electriq Power has been rapidly expanding its operations and capabilities in light of growing demand for energy storage solutions. In September, the company announced definitive agreements with Emergent Microgrid, a provider of turnkey microgrids, and Lilypad Energy, a provider of data analytics solutions.
The Electriq PowerPod system includes a battery, hybrid battery/solar inverter, home energy management system, and an energy meter. The PowerPod system offers backup power as well as smart home energy software to manage electricity use and optimize efficiency. The PowerPod is modular and expandable, giving installers and homeowners system design flexibility, with up to 20 kW of power and 102 kWh of battery storage.
— Solar Builder magazine