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CalPlug’s Workshop #7 held on May 12, 2015 addressed several energy efficiency concerns.

Presentations: http://www.calit2.uci.edu/calit2-newsroom/itemdetail.aspx?cguid=2eb5b288-be84-4b91-ae4a-a4a9f1bdd3f5

Next CalPlug Workshop will be in November 2015.

Be on the lookout for the event.

For more information on events at Calit2, please see: http://www.calit2.uci.edu/calit2-events/SpeakerSeries.aspx?cguid=1B053BED-EE06-4374-BE01-321122719975

9:00am CalPlug Welcome
Prof. G.P. Li, Calit2 / CalPlug Director – Presentation

9:15am Research on Computer Power-Management
With more devices being connected every day, in both homes and workplaces, how can we further improve energy efficiency with Small Network Equipment to constrain the energy demand? This session will address the issues, challenges and possible solutions.

Calplug speakers Research on Computer Power-Management

Speakers: Organization:
Doug Johnson – Presentation Consumer Electronics Association
Michael Green – Presentation University of California, Irvine
Charles Kim – Presentation Southern California Edison

10:15am Automated Demand Response for Data Centers
Calit2 building is currently serving as a test site for ADR in a Data Center. What are the current findings and how do the results help in managing the dynamic demand of peak loads for utilities? How can consumers partake in improving ADR? This project is being conducted in collaboration with Intel, EPRI, Schneider Electric as well as Southern California Edison.

Calplug speakers Research on Computer Power-Management

Speakers: Organization:
Chris Battista Calit2
Mukesh Khattar – with Jay Madden (SCE), Henry Wong (Intel), Jim Boch (IP Keys) – Presentation Electric Power Research Institute

Morning Break

11:15am Smart Power
How can technology be used to make a whole house “smarter” as a unit on the grid? This session will discuss the efforts of UC Irvine and UC Davis to develop more efficient practices.

Calplug speakers Research on Computer Power-Management

Speakers: Organization:
Linyi Xia – Presentation Calplug
Keyue Smedley – Presentation UC, Irvine / Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Lunch Break

1:00pm Idle Power
Many electric devices use some power even when idle, and that means energy is wasted. New research results will be presented as well as potential future directions to reduce idle power.

Calplug speakers Research on Computer Power-Management

Speakers: Organization:
Joy Pixley – Presentation Calplug
Pierre Delforge – Presentation Natural Resources Defense Council
Sergio Gago – Presentation Calplug

2:00pm Energy Used by Computers: The California Debate
In light of recent regulatory proceedings, CalPlug is taking another look at the different perspectives and presentations to offer opportunities for further discussion on this important topic such as duty cycles, idle power, finding further energy savings in computers, etc.

Calplug speakers Research on Computer Power-Management

Speakers: Organization:
Kristen Driskell – Presentation California Energy Commission
Shahid Sheikh – Presentation Intel
Gabriele Peterschmidt Hewitt Packard
Bach Tsan – Presentation Southern California Edison

Mid-afternoon Break

3:30pm Cloud Based Solutions for Energy Efficiency
Power management decisions can be managed in the cloud as well as locally. New and future solutions from industry partners will be highlighted in this session.

Calplug speakers Research on Computer Power-Management

Speakers: Organization:
Shankar Mukherjee – Presentation Dhaani Systems
Keith Gipson – Presentation Intel
Victoria Mouroulis – Presentation REV Sustainability

4:30pm Networking Reception & CalPlug Open House

Report at: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/files/home-idle-load-IP.pdf

NRDC is the Natural Resources Defense Council.

They are dedicated to protecting our environment and natural resources.

With an ever increasing number of smart devices requiring an increase of electricity, what can you do to make a difference?

Read the NRDC report and think about what actions to take to reduce the carbon footprint you generate.

Let’s UNPLUG as much and as best as we can to help our planet!

Please register at: http://www.calit2.uci.edu/calit2-events/calendar.aspx?eid=755

CalPlug’s 7th Workshop will be held on May 12th, 2015 from 8am to 4:30pm with a reception to follow.

Hope to see all of you there!

Topics to be covered this time around are: SNE, ADR, Smart Power, Idle Power, Computer Power and Cloud-based solutions.