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The California Plug Load Research Center was established in 2011 to improve energy efficiency in the use and design of plug-load devices.

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Our Facility is closed because of Covid-19, but ongoing projects are still in progress and many events have been moved online.

Past Events

CalPlug WorkShop & Earth Celebration Day​​

CalPlug Workshop # 15 April 21, 2020-- Presented Online​

The California Plug Load Research Center established biannual workshops since its inception over 7 years ago. One of our objectives is to continue bringing all stakeholders in the energy sector to maximize communication, foster collaboration and exchange information about energy efficiency and savings in research, business, public policy and more. Invited speakers share presentations that highlight new technologies, market trends, standards and services. As a state California has long taken the lead in all things green; as a California public research center; Calplug is taking the lead to continue this legacy. Recent events have placed limitations on our access to interact. However, CalPlug is leveraging today’s technology to have the Center’s first ever virtual workshop.

Speakers included:

Dr. Wendell Brase

Dr. G.P Li

Dr. Michael Klopfer

Dr. Joy Pixley

Katie Gladych

Chris Busch: Research Director (Energy Innovation & Tech LLC)

Alden Donnelly: Co-Founder  Of Carbon Economics (Nori)

Cathy Higgins: Research Director (New Building Institute)

David Jacot: Director of Efficiency Solutions (LADWP)

Michael Mitchell: Earth Day Founder (MCM Group International)

Amir Tabakh: Chief of Efficiency Solutions Engineering (LADWP)

CalPlug WorkShop & Earth Celebration Day​​

CalPlug Workshop # 15 April 21, 2020-- Presented Online

CalPlug Celebrated the  50th Anniversary of Earth Day Workshop! Earth Day was established in 1970 and CalPlug celebrated its 50th anniversary. As one of the greenest university campuses, University of California, Irvine, has long been practicing sustainability efforts under the leadership of Wendell Brase, who was the first keynote presenter. In addition, we were excited to have one of the original organizers of Earth Day, Michael Mitchell who presented a very special keynote in our virtual workshop. Together we can work to solve our environmental concerns by bringing new ideas and innovation to mitigate climate change and reduce GHGs for a greener Earth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               c                   

Speakers included:

Dr. Wendell Brase

Dr. G.P Li

Dr. Michael Klopfer

Dr. Joy Pixley

Katie Gladych

Chris Busch: Research Director (Energy Innovation & Tech LLC)

Alden Donnelly: Co-Founder Of Carbon Economics (Nori)

Cathy Higgins: Research Director (New Building Institute)

David Jacot: Director of Efficiency Solutions (LADWP)

Michael Mitchell: Earth Day Founder (MCM Group International)

Amir Tabakh: Chief of Efficiency Solutions Engineering (LADWP)