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In our ongoing effort to bring together stakeholders from our local business, civic and educational communities, California Plug Load Research Center, aka CalPlug, is organizing a monthly series of lectures that will focus on how to use resources more efficiently, including electricity, water and information. Technology themes on sustainability and even recycling plans for defunct electronic devices and electrical appliances will be discussed. A wide range of issues that affects our daily lives and/or our community will be encouraged for discourse as collectively we will try to understand and find effective solutions to promote efficiency. We welcome your participation in these dialogues for a better and greener future for all.

All lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Event Date: March 20, 2015 at 11:00am
Location: Calit2 Room 3008, University of California, Irvine

Speaker: Company / Organization:
Abhijit Manushree, Director, – Download: Flyer | Presentation Schneider Electric

8:00am – 12:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium

As the Tier 2 Advance Power Strip category gains significant market momentum, recent independent studies and field tests have demonstrated promising savings potential in both residential and commercial settings.

CalPlug has started working with vendors from this category since 2012. A CalPlug SIMLab testing methodology and Emerging Technology Go-To-Market Roadmap have been drafted with help from all stakeholders.

To formally announce the draft methodology, category definition and go-to-market roadmap, and to invite input from all stakeholders, we are hosting a half day workshop dedicated to this effort.

8:00am Arrival, pickup name badges and breakfast

9:00am Welcoming speech (Introducing Calplug testing initiative, goals and partners)
Prof. G.P. Li, Calit2 / CalPlug Director – Presentation

9:30am Draft definition, methodology and roadmap to market for Tier 2 APS
Arthur Zhang, CalPlug Technical Director – Presentation

10:00am Representatives from Utilities and Vendors (rebate programs, field test results, etc.)

Speakers: Organization:
Jia Chang Huang – Presentation Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Martin Vu – Presentation California Technical Forum

11:00am Discussion: category definition, methodology, roadmap