Recent News & Events

07/19/2018: Ravi Prasher New ETA Leader

Ravi Prasher has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The announcement follows an international search.

Ravi Prasher (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)

07/19/2018: Ramesh to Lead “Beyond Moore’s Law” Initiative

After serving four years as Berkeley Lab's Associate Director for Energy Technologies, Ramamoorthy Ramesh will be returning to his research in ultra low-power electronics while also helping to lead a major Berkeley Lab research initiative in next-gener

Ramamoorthy Ramesh in his laboratory

04/13/2016: April 28, 2016 Automated Demand Response Forum and Showcase Event

Register to attend the April 28, 2016 Automated Demand Response Forum and Showcase:  Space is limited and free: 
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Location: PG&E Pacific Energy Center (PEC)

05/13/2014: IPKeys, PJM, Walmart, BerkeleyLab and Schneider Electric Demonstrate Energy Management Advances with OpenADR 2.0b Market Pilots

Published by Sys-Con Media.

04/29/2014: Why utilities MUST take on EV charging themselves (and the right way to do it)

Published by SmartGridNews.com.

A few years back, many utilities feared the onset of electric vehicles (EVs). They were concerned about peak load impacts. And about damage to overloaded transformers from nighttime charging.

04/01/2014: EETD’s Vehicle-to-Grid Simulator Will Help Plug-In Electric Vehicles Become an Electric Grid Resource

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are here, and more are coming. By 2013, 100,000 PEVs were sold in the United States, and the number is growing.

03/18/2014: OpenADR Standard Published as an International Publicly Available Specification

In February, Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) achieved another milestone toward becoming an international standard when the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a

05/17/2013: Webinar: Home Area Network (HAN) Security Considerations

Webinar: Home Area Network (HAN) Security Considerations

Thurs., May 23, 2013, 11:00AM - 12:00PM PST

05/06/2013: The Demand to Grid Lab: Testing and Demonstrating Smart Grid and Customer Technologies in Berkeley Lab

At the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Guest House, guests who have business with Berkeley Lab can get a comfortable night's sleep—while experiencing a living example of some of the laboratory's scientific research.

01/29/2013: GridWise® Architecture Council Awards Outstanding Technical Papers at Grid-Interop 2012

The GridWise® Architecture Council, or GWAC, recognized four outstanding technical papers at this year’s Grid-Interop Forum.

01/22/2013: Enlisting Data Centers in the Campaign Against Energy Costs

When robber Willie Sutton wanted some quick cash, he went where the money was—banks. By the same principle, though more benignly, when utilities want to save energy, they head to where the demand is — including big data centers.

12/13/2012: OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)—the standard for open automation of building electricity demand response and price communications—has gained considerable attention since it emerged from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's

12/06/2012: Berkeley Labs Advances OpenADR

In 2002, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory introduced its non-proprietary Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) – the standard for open automation of building electricity demand response and price communications.

12/04/2012: Open, Automated Demand Response Goes Big in California

It’s official: California’s big three utilities are getting behind OpenADR 2.0, the latest version of an open standard for turning buildings, motors, microgrids and other distributed forms of “demand” into grid assets.

09/04/2012: Open SMART Energy Gateway (OpenSEG)

Open SMART Energy Gateway (OpenSEG) (formerly Residential Energy Display Survey (REDS) Pilot) Security concerns have hindered the widespread development of Home Area Networks (HAN) that can allow users to monitor their energy consumpti

08/21/2012: Promote Demand-Response Tech - 10 Fixes for the New Energy Crisis

Within an electric grid, timing is everything. "It's not how much power you use, it's when you use it," says Mary Ann Piette, who directs the Demand Response Research Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

08/08/2012: OpenADR Alliance Releases 2.0a Profile Specification and Compliance Test Suite

Morgan Hill, CA, Aug.

05/29/2012: OpenADR 2.0 Standard Will Fuel Automated Demand Response

Demand response programs to date have largely relied on a labor-intensive approach that has required operators in different customer sites to manually turn off lights, HVAC equipment, and other energy consuming systems to control peak demand and balanc

07/19/2011: From Around the World: 5 Groundbreaking Smart Grid Projects

The smart grid is a global phenomenon and we can learn from pioneers wherever they are. (Even the nation-state of California!) Here is our globe-trotting roundup of five projects that are charting new territories.

05/24/2011: OpenADR-Certified Products Coming This Year

OpenADR is setting standards for 2.0 and gaining momentum outside of California.

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