Berkeley Lab’s Science at the Theatre Lecture Series
Mary Ann Piette
Research Director, Demand Response Research Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
will speak at Berkeley Repertory Theater’s Roda Theater on
“Saving Power at Peak Hours”
Monday March 10, 5:30 pm
Berkeley Repertory Theater
2015 Addison St., Berkeley, California
California needs new, responsive demand-side energy technologies, to ensure that periods of tight electricity supply on the grid don’t turn into power outages. Led by Berkeley Labâ€™s Mary Ann Piette, the California Energy Commission (through its Public Interest Energy Research Program) has established a Demand Response Research Center that addresses two motivations for adopting demand responsiveness: reducing average electricity prices, and preventing future electricity crises.
The research seeks to understand factors that influence “what works” in Demand Response. Pietteâ€™s team is investigating the two types of demand response â€“ load response and price response â€“ that may influence and reduce the use of peak electric power through automated controls, peak pricing, advanced communications, and other strategies. Would you be willing to consider one or some of these? Please join us to learn more about these developments. No reservations or tickets are required.
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