Oct. 5, 2012 EETD Seminar Presentation, by Andy McMillan, of BACnet International
To a casual observer, BACnet might appear to be all about products and technology. However, as the core of an open systems ecosystem BACnet is actually much more than that. It is also about creating substantial opportunities for collaboration and new business models. This seminar explores the nature of those new opportunities from the perspective of users, current suppliers and potential entrepreneurs.
An EETD Seminar on Sept. 13, 2012, by Sebastien Houde
The goal of this talk is to discuss two interrelated research projects that aim to assess the welfare effects of energy policies that rely on standards and information. The first project focuses on the Energy Star certification program. The second project complements the above analysis and investigates how firms respond to minimum and voluntary energy efficiency standards. Read more about this seminar at: eetd-seminars.lbl.gov
ColorPower is a distributed, biologically-inspired, self-organizing aggregation software approach to demand response. It requires no HANs, no direct price signals, no load control programs to work, but instead follows a principle of automated volunteerism that minimizes individual inconvenience. It provides fast, reliable, and precise load shaping across large populations. We will present the science research, architecture, and economic theory behind ColorPower, and invite a research collaboration with LBNL to harmonize with OpenADR.
An EETD Seminar on August 14, 2012
Speaker: Javier Garcia Gonzalez, Grid Integration Group, LBNL
To meet the 2020 EU targets, more energy efficient end uses will be necessary in the near future requiring large scale energy saving initiatives and a more widespread use of IT. This situation will lead, presumably, to a higher volatility in electricity generation and consumption, and as a consequence, transmission and distribution networks will be operated under more stressful conditions. In order to cope with this situation and to improve the integration of renewable sources in the European electricity network, a joint collaboration between the main actors involved is necessary: Transmission System Operators (TSO), Renewable Energy Companies (RES), Manufacturers, and R&D institutions.