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OpenADR Alliance's Barry Haaser Appointed to Department of Commerce Committee

MORGAN HILL, CA, CALIF., Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard, today announced Barry Haaser, managing director, was appointed to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee reporting to The Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Haaser was appointed effective immediately through June 12, 2016 as a representative of the OpenADR Alliance. Committee members will provide consensus advice on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency exports.

"I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce," says Haaser. "I look forward to working with the Advisory Committee and Secretary Pritzker to develop programs and policies that help American companies remain competitive in the global energy marketplace."

In support of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency manufacturers and services providers, the U.S. Department of Commerce has re-established the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE &EEAC). The RE &EEAC will advise the Secretary regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services, as well as the National Export Initiative (NEI)/NEXT.

NEI/NEXT will help more American companies reach more overseas markets by improving data, providing information on specific export opportunities, working more closely with financing organizations and service providers, and partnering with states and communities to empower local export efforts.

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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Contact:
Shannon Mayette
OpenADR Alliance
602.882.4733
Shannon@openadr.org

CONTACT: Shannon Mayette OpenADR Alliance 602.882.4733 Shannon@openadr.org

Source:OpenADR Alliance