The California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug) hosted its seventh semiannual workshop on energy-efficient plug loads on May 12 at Calit2. The center, located at Calit2, was established in 2011 to improve energy efficiency in the use and design of appliances and consumer electronic devices.

Victoria Mouroulis

Victoria Mouroulis, Director of Business Development, REV

REV’s Victoria Mouroulis presented at the event along with representatives from the Consumer Electronic Association, Southern California Edison, California Energy Commission, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Natural Resources Defense Council, Electric Power Research Institute, Dhaani Systems, and Phoenix Energy Technologies.

Worldwide, phantom power alone wastes more than 15 GW of power every hour; inefficiencies when devices are in use waste even more. Left unmanaged, these plug loads threaten to derail California’s plans for zero net energy in new homes by 2020. CalPlug focuses on energy efficiency solutions, efficiency evaluations of consumer electronics, standards development, education and public outreach, and user behavior studies.

The CalPlug workshop series was designed to maximize communication of the latest research findings and development, and to address challenges in plug load efficiency for both residential and commercial buildings. The events bring together utilities, manufacturers, advocacy groups, research institutions, and energy policy makers.

To read more about the event and download presentation PDFs, click here.