Korean institute and Berkeley Lab to collaborate on smart grid R&D


Berkeley Lab Director
Paul Alivisatos (l.)
and KERI President
Kim Ho-Yong (r)
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 8, 2013 – The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have signed a memorandum of understanding on smart grid and other joint energy-related R&D.

The MOU, signed last week by KERI president Kim Ho-Yong and Berkeley Lab director Paul Alivisatos, specifies that the two research organizations will explore potential collaborations in the areas of the smart grid, demand response, energy efficiency, and interoperability standards development and deployment.

The MOU also mentions OpenADR, the open automated demand response communications specification developed at Berkeley Lab, as an area of possible collaboration.

Under the MOU, both institutions hope to grow their joint work. They will be exploring research possibilities in the application of automated demand response in facilities’ systems and networks, as well as open smart grid standards for the Republic of Korea. Other smart grid and energy efficiency strategies that can save energy and reduce peak power use, and the measurement and verification of energy efficiency programs are also potential areas for collaboration.