The i4Energy is a nexus, bringing multi-disciplinary minds together to create information technology advances for our multi-layered energy challenges. i4Energy is a collaboration among CITRIS (U.C. Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz); the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE); and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The research collaboration is focused on creating an integrated information infrastructure that will transform our energy grid into a cooperative, “aware” energy network that is both efficient and able to use sustainable energy resources.
The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) provides a coordinating hub for all of Berkeley’s energy and climate efforts to ensure the integration of science, engineering, social science, market, and policy research. Specific programs launched in 2011 include the Cal Energy Corps, a program created to engage UC Berkeley students in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world, the Innovation Seed Fund, a fund that supports multi-disciplinary research by UC Berkeley faculty as well as the Berkeley Energy and Climate Lectures.
The Symposium will present on-going energy research at the i4Energy and the Berkeley Climate Change Institute. Sponsors of the research include the CEC, DOE, NSF, and private industry.