Spring 2013 i4Energy Seminar Series

For Fall 2013 Semester:

The upcoming semester marks the start of a new format for CITRIS seminars. The i4Energy series will be folded into the Research Exchange seminar series on Wednesdays and no longer take place separately on Fridays. This format gives us chance to focus on each of our initiatives, in turn, bringing challenging speakers to discuss their research and join in an ongoing discussion at CITRIS. The series schedule will be posted soon.

The CITRIS-LBNL-CIEE i4Energy Center focuses on the development of information technology systems that facilitate significant energy and cost savings.

Free and open to the public, the i4Energy Speaker Series is a weekly roundtable of lectures and discussions that highlight these research issues. All talks take place at 12:00 pm on Fridays in 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise indicated.

All are welcome to attend.

Webviewing at UC Davis: 1007 or 1065 Kemper Hall
Webviewing at UC Merced: SE 138  (NEW LOCATION)
Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 595B

FEBRUARY 1   Use of a Frequency Response Metric to Assess the Planning and Operating Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation
Joseph Eto, LBNL
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FEBRUARY 8    Submetering Solutions for the Smart Home and the Smart Grid
Richard Xu, UC Berkeley
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FEBRUARY 22   Sustaining a Green Campus
Lisa McNeilly, UC Berkeley
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MARCH 1    Grid Integration of Intermittent Renewable Energy Resources
Solomon Abebe Asfaw, UC Berkeley
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MARCH 8    Sustainable Community Economic Development
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
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MARCH 15  No seminar

MARCH 22   Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics
Costas Spanos, UC Berkeley
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APRIL 5   The Role of Supply-Following Loads in Highly Renewable Electricity Grids
Jay Taneja, UC Berkeley
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APRIL 12    Downstream Regulation of CO2 Emissions in California’s Electricity Sector
Yihsu Chen, UC Merced

April 19    Sustainability at a National Lab
John Elliott, LBNL
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April 26    Smart Grid and Technology Integration at Pacific Gas & Electric
Kevin Dasso, Pacific Gas and Electric
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May 3   Advanced Energy Storage
Janice Lin, Strategen

May 10   Design for Change Lab: Sustainability, Technology and the Dynamics of Rapid Change
Banny Banerjee, Stanford University