Smart or Connected Equipment Ad Hoc Committee

The Smart or Connected Equipment Ad Hoc Committee was formed in late 2011 following the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) August 5, 2011, request for information regarding the treatment of smart appliances and equipment in future energy conservation standards and test procedures within DOE’s appliance standards program, as well as in the test procedures for the ENERGY STAR Program.

The Ad Hoc Committee has developed a scope and definition for “smart” systems; participated in numerous industry meetings; and identified issues and positions to be considered regarding demand response performance and communications characteristics in order to enable standardized, demand-response-ready products.

The committee published a white paper, which includes many of its findings, in November 2013. View it here.