The CIEE library is a compendium of progress toward California’s energy research goals. Housed here are the products of our work: reports on research findings, white papers, conference proceedings, training and demonstration materials, and more. Accessible to all, the collection is a growing framework for advancing research and policy, in California and beyond.
Energy Efficiency, and Information Technology & the Electricity System
Program: Additional Documents
CIEE's Director, Carl Blumstein, in his pioneering paper, explores how information technology can increase energy efficiency by improving the control of energy using devices and systems. He shares his optimism for increased penetration of information technology solutions brought about by a convergence of new requirements for the operation of the electricity system — in particular the need to make use of renewable power generation, improvements in technology, and especially reduced costs of information technologies — the convergence of which can enable a new paradigm for the operation of the electricity system.