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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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Beacon Power is working to build a smarter grid with a technology that has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci's time. Here is how the simple, ubiquitous flywheel may become the next best hope for the U.S. electric grid.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: Article
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities
A study conducted by Microsoft revealed that the Smart Grid is being adopted much slower than previously thought.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
More utilities are seeking funding from the Department of Energy to begin implementing a smart grid to make consumers more aware of the energy they use.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
The standards and research bodies need to work together to set the next generation of standards based on the available technology.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
New York City’s public housing projects are set to undertake a large-scale energy saving program to try to cut down on both greenhouse gas emissions and a utility bill that now reaches $576 million a year.
Date: 04/17/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Utilities are preparing for the announcement for DOE of smart grid stimulus funding. New York is especially eager, having already started investing heavily in the smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Performance-Based Rate model that has helped make European utilities energy efficient, now threatens to undermine efforts by setting unreasonably low standards. A next generation of regulations must be conceived.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
OPower's 3 channel approach to energy efficiency.
A new software service from OPower based on behavioral psychology encourages consumers to reduce their power consumption and can result in energy savings of up to 3.5 percent.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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