Latest Past Events

CalPlug’s 10th Anniversary

CALIT2 Building Auditorium at UC Irvine 4100 E Peltason Dr, Irvine

CalPlug's 10th Anniversary: Join us on May 10 for this all-day, in-person celebration

CalPlug Workshop: Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Spaces

CalPlug’s 18th workshop will be hosted virtually via Go2Webinar and it will bring together experts in their respective fields to discuss the future of our energy consumption in all spaces (residential, commercial, industrial and more) and our climate challenges and solutions. AGENDA 9 am – 12:05 pm 9 – 9:05 am: Welcome & Introduction G.P. Li – Calit2/California Plug Load Research Center 9:05 – 9:20 am: Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Transition, Decarbonization and Electrification: CalPlug’s Holistic Approach Li Zhao – CalPlug 9:20 – 9:45 am: WiFi Smart Plugs: the 'Gateway Drug' to Home Energy Automation John Anderson – OhmConnect 9:45 – 10:10 am: Overview of the California Load Flexibility Research and Deployment Hub Mary Ann Piette – Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 10:10 – 10:35 am: Object Oriented Design in Energy and Decision Management Paul Campbell – Facil AI 10:35 am – BREAK 10:40 – 11:05 am: Recent Field Experience and Lessons Learned Related to Automatic Receptacle Controls Michael Myer – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 11:05 – 11:30 am: Buildings of the Future, Today. Planning for Sustainability and Resilience working towards a Healthy Building Environment Kurt Gokbudak – Schneider Electric 11:30 am – Discussion Noon – 12:05 pm:  – Wrap up GP Li To participate, you must register with Go To Webinar. Follow this link to complete your registration in advance of the meeting date:

CalPlug Earth Day Workshop

Even though many sustainability efforts have been made in the past 50 years such as reducing plastics, increasing recycling efforts, passing environmental regulations, protecting endangered species, etc., there is still much to do for our planet. CALIT2’s CalPlug continues to work with all stakeholders to find solutions to mitigate climate change. Please join us on April 22, 2021 for a virtual lively discussion about innovative energy solutions to contribute to the restoration of the environmental balance. Please join us on April 22, 2021. Register now to save your spot. REGISTER NOW! Presentations 9 a.m. – Noon AGENDA 9:00 a.m. G.P. Li, CalPlug Welcome 9:10 a.m. Doug Johnson, Consumer Technology Association and Kim Trenbath, National Research Energy Laboratory – Co-chairs CalPlug advisory board Introducing CalPlug 2.0 9:25 a.m. David Jacot, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power LA’s La Kretz Innovation Campus and CleanTech Incubator 9:45 a.m. Edwin Hornquist, Southern California Edison SCE’s Pathway to Beneficial Building Electrification 10:05 a.m. Break 10:10 a.m. Ann Hancock, Climate Center Accelerating Climate Action in California 10:30 a.m. Yennie Solheim, Niantic Labs How AR Games Can Inspire Sustainability 10:50 a.m. Luc Severi, Sustainable Energy for All Powering Healthcare: Setting the Scene 11:10 a.m. Joy Pixley, CalPlug, moderator for presenter panel dialogue and Q&A Call to Action: What solutions can we find together? Ann Hancock, Learn about and endorse Climate-Safe California Luc Severi, COVID-19 presents an opportunity to close the energy gap that exists in the health sector in developing and emerging countries. However, several barriers still exist, and breaking them down will require an intersectoral approach between energy-health sectors and between public and private sector actors. Yennie Solheim, Inspired to connect the dots between technology and communities to harness more sustainable habits David Jacot, Understand the unique nexus of opportunity a clean tech incubator partnered with a major utility provides 11:50 a.m. G.P. Li Workshop Wrap-up