Intelligent Middleware Infrastructure Aids Automated Demand Response

May 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2008, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p50
The article discusses the move of NetApp to tap with Pacific Gas and Electrical Co. in integrating the energy-reduction programs through automated demand response. NetApp concentrated on interoperability by turning to open standards to create interfaces for its disparate building automation systems, metering systems and power-distribution units. The company has used an intelligent middleware to normalize all data and allow data to pass bidirectionally form the building systems.


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