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Demand Response Research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Prof. Peter Palensky: Professor of the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer

Engineering at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and the Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory, USA

Prof. Peter Palensky

Prof. Peter Palensky

Prof. Peter Palensky

Prof. Peter Palensky

Demand Response tries to contribute to a reliable and efficient energy system by influencing
its load side. Depending on how far customers let this influence go, it scales from not noticeable
to decreased customer service like thermal comfort in buildings.

The Demand Response Research Center of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the
leading research institution on demand response and supplies California with technology and
expertise. One on-going project is the Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS), a system
where demand response signals (e.g., critical peak prices, emergency situation, etc.) are
broadcast over the Internet and interpreted by the customers.

This talk will present the motivation, environment, architecture, and goals of DRAS.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:00 pm
Place: EI 11, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 3. Stock, 1040 Vienna