Initiating Open Automated Demand Response (ADR)

The Open Automated Demand Response (ADR) is a custom feature that is not available by default. When this feature is enabled, you will be able to register with the utility company as an ADR user.

Refer to the article Custom Features Overview to learn about enabling this custom feature in Manage, or contact Enlighted Support for additional help or questions.  When the System configuration value for the feature is saved successfully in Manage, the feature becomes available, and the Open ADR Configuration menu option appears in the Administration drop-down list.  Otherwise, this option will not be displayed. 

Also, note that the Demand Response (DR) events are different from ADR events. The DR events in Manage are available by default. For configuring and scheduling DR events, see Initiating Demand Response and Holiday Override.

To register with the utility company as an ADR user, contact your Facilities Administrator to obtain Open ADR server-specific information to set up and register with the Open ADR server. After you are registered as an ADR participant with the utility company's Open ADR server, you will be able to view and manage scheduled ADR events in Manage. 

To register as an ADR user, navigate to Administration > Open ADR Configuration. The ADR User Registration dialog box containing the following information fields is displayed.

  • ADR Events Service URL –The default URL for the Open ADR server to receive ADR events. The URL depends on the utility providing the Open ADR Events. For example, https://www.pge.openadr.com/vtn/OpenADR2/Simple/EiEvent
  • ADR Version – Supports Open ADR Communications specification version 1.0 and 2.0.
  • ADR User – Login username to Open ADR server
  • Password – Password to Open ADR server. Keep the password in a safe place to prevent unauthorized use.
  • Confirm Password – Password confirmation to Open ADR server
  • Polling Time Interval (in seconds) – Specifies how often Manage should check for DR events
  • ADR Client ID – The unique ADR client ID provided to you by the Open ADR server company
  • Market Context 1, 2, 3 – Identifies a program or application-defined grouping to express market information about an open ADR event. For example, the definition of price and reliability information depends on the market context in which it exists.
  • ADR Server ID 1, 2, 3 – Every Open ADR server, managed by the utility company, has a unique ID, provided by the company hosting the server. Up to three ADR servers can be connected, so three server IDs can be provided.
  • Upload Key Store Certificate – Upload the key store certificate obtained from the utility company. The server will validate the key and associate the given key with the account information.
  • Key Store Certificate Password – Password to open the key store certificate.
  • Upload Trust Store Certificate – When the Open ADR server is deployed, the server trust store certificate will match the hostname on which the server operates. For Manage to authenticate the open ADR server when it connects, Manage needs the certificate. Upload this certificate provided by the Open ADR server.
  • Trust Store Certificate Password – Password to open the Trust Store certificate.
  • Prefix – The endpoint names will be of the form: http://<hostname>(:port)/(prefix/)OpenADR2/Simple/<service>                                                                                 Prefix is an optional URI path prefix used to separate Open ADR services from other services.
  • Service Path – The name of the Eiservice (for example, EiEvent). Type the details in the ADR user registration, and click Submit.

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After you are registered as a valid ADR user, you can view open ADR events. Navigate to Administration > Override Schedules. All open ADR events assigned to your organization are displayed in the lower part of the Manual Override Schedules window.

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Sweep Timer Savings

Note: The virtual sweep timer is a custom feature that is not available by default in Manage. This is an Admin enabled function; either contact your facility administrator or Enlighted Support to enable the Sweep Timer function.

For buildings that already have installed basic measures to curb lighting energy loads, such as sweep timers, the Enlighted system goes beyond the basic measures to capture deeper lighting energy savings.

The Enlighted sweep timer instance can be scheduled in areas where automatic controls are already in place. The savings from the system are not calculated during these periods unless occupancy is detected. These periodic, programmed, sequential sweeps ensure that fixtures are turned off as soon as activity in an area diminishes. When there is occupancy during these periodic programmed sweep timings, Manage will start taking energy credit for realized energy savings by deploying occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, and task tuning functions.

Refer to the following tasks:

Creating a New Sweep Instance

To create a new sweep instance, do the following:

  1. Navigate to Administration > Sweep Timer.
  2. Choose Create, and you will see the table shown below.
  • Name – Type a name for the sweep instance.
  • Start/End Time – Up to three start and end times (on/off events per day) can be configured per day. Use the 24-hour clock for filling the time slots. Note that 22:00 to 4:00 means 10 pm of a day and 4 am the next day.
  • Override – The override time beyond the last motion time detected. Indicate time in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 120 minutes. Energy credits are calculated from the time of the last motion detected to the override time beyond it.
  1. Enter information in the relevant fields and click Save. 

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Editing a Sweep Instance

To edit a sweep instance,

  1. Navigate to Administration > Sweep Timer.
  2. Select a sweep instance and click Edit.
  3. Enter information into the relevant fields.
  4. Choose Save.

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Delete a Sweep Instance

To delete a sweep instance,

  1. Navigate to Administration > Sweep Timer.
  2. Select a sweep instance from the table, and click Delete.

Assigning a Sweep Timer

To assign or reset a sweep instance for a facility,

  1. Navigate to Administration > Sweep Timer.
  2. Choose Assign Sweep Timer, an Assign Sweep Timer to Facility pop-up is displayed.
  3. Select a sweep timer from the drop-down list for a facility.
  4. Click Save.

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