Posted by Allan on May 19th, 2009
At a news conference in Washington yesterday, Energy Secretary Chu announced support for transforming the nation’s electricity grid into a smart grid. The announcement included funding for smart grid development and steps to agree on a set of standards to govern the smart grid. One of these standards is OpenADR, which addresses automated demand response, and which was developed by researchers here at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For more information on yesterday’s event, see the DOE press release here:
The OpenADR press release:
Posted by Allan on May 15th, 2009
EETD has just released a new website that provides guidance on metrics and benchmarks that can be used to identify potential efficiency opportunities in laboratories, data centers and cleanrooms.
If you manage one of these types of facilities, have a look at this site, and see how well yours compares to best practice.
Posted by Allan on May 11th, 2009
OpenADR has made the initial list of the National Institute of Standards and Technolog’s (NIST) “Recognized Standards for Inclusion In the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Framework, Release 1.0.” OPenADR is one of only 16 standards currently in Release 1.0.
A great accomplishment for the Demand Response Research Center and the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research program.
Posted by Allan on May 7th, 2009
An excellent redesigned website describing EETD’s project to develop energy-efficient lighting for Asia, Africa and the rest of the developing world has debuted:
Posted by Allan on May 5th, 2009
The California Clean Tech Open holds a symposium on energy efficiency on May 19 at the PG&E headquarters in San Francisco. A speaker from the Environmental Energy Technologies DivisionÂ willo be one of the panelists. More information here: