Information technology, smart sensing, and new capabilities for system integration are opening doors to vastly improved energy efficiency, demand response, and power delivery. At the core of these advances is i4Energy, which joins the forces of CIEE, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
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The center accelerates energy innovation through multi-disciplinary research, engaging faculty at CITRIS’s four UC campuses, scientists at LBNL, and researchers and research managers at CIEE. The center partners with California utilities, industry, and government to crystallize its vision for energy innovations, refine the research agenda, and secure the support to carry it out. The focus of the center is on developing hardware and software systems that California needs to realize significant energy and cost savings. The work aims at four separate areas, each critical to meeting California’s energy goals: maximizing load capability for facilities that generate and store renewable energy; developing a fully instrumented electricity-transmission system that supports renewable and conventional energy sources, intermittent supply, and variations in demand; automating the distribution grid to deliver clean energy resources; and instrumenting buildings and homes to boost energy efficiency.