Myles Caley - Louisville KY,
Robert Marten Bultman - Louisville KY,
Natarajan Venkatakrishnan - Louisville KY,
Elmer Weston Brown - Cleveland OH,
William Anthony Watts - Louisville KY,
Edward Robert Melski - Waukesha WI,
System, method, and computer-readable instructions for use in communicating with an energy management device in a network that comprises one or more energy devices. First search results are created by searching for devices associated with a first energy management device identifier using a first discovery protocol. Second search results are created by searching for devices associated with a second energy management device identifier using a second discovery protocol. The first and second search results are combined to create a collection of candidate devices, and at least one candidate device of the candidate devices is validated to determine whether the candidate device is an energy management device.