The California Energy Alliance (CEA) recently announced that it has been awarded funding via the California Energy Commission (CEC) solicitation GFO-20-303 for applied R&D and technology demonstration projects that advance innovative technologies for controlling plug load and exterior lighting energy use.
The objectives of the research are to reduce electricity use of active and standby modes for residential and commercial plug load devices and provide information that may inform future updates to codes and standards.
CEA will partner with the University of California, Davis (California Lighting Technology Center) and University of California, Irvine (CALPLUG) in the project. The project expected to span three years, and work is expected to start in March 2021. The total funding allocated for this part of the opportunity is $997,000.