Smart Grid Development at SMUD
Seminar: i4Energy seminar | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jim Parks, Program Manager of Energy Efficiency and Customer R&D at SMUD, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Part of the Fall 2010 i4Energy Seminar Series. Live broadcast at mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast; Questions can be sent via Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents. The schedule for the fall i4energy series is at http://www.citris-uc.org/events/i4energy-fall2010.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is committed to advancing smart grid technologies in its service territory. Last year SMUD was awarded $127.5 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to advance smart grid implementation by several years.
Jim Parks will discuss SMUD’s smart grid project and will cover project elements, hype vs. reality, what’s here today and what’s needed for tomorrow, future potential, timelines and issues.
Jim Parks directs the demand-side portion of SMUD’s Energy Research and Development department. He is responsible for demonstrating smart grid technologies, reviewing and pilot testing emerging energy efficiency, demand response and transportation technologies, and working with regulatory agencies to promote efficiency through codes, standards and legislation.
Prior to assuming his current position, he supervised the development of SMUD’s energy efficiency, load management and low-income programs; promoted energy efficiency in commercial new construction; and worked as an electrical engineer in the utility industry.
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