Webinars

Welcome to the 2020 ETCC Webinar Series!

The Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council aims to share knowledge and strengthen capabilities of the emerging technologies community. To this end, the ETCC has launched a free quarterly webinar series to highlight current and/or recently completed projects by the ETCC members. These hour-long webinars will feature two to four projects across a wide variety of energy-efficient technologies and customer solutions and allow time for Q&A from attendees. To receive notifications about upcoming webinars, please subscribe to our email list.

Did You Miss It? Watch the Video! | September 24, 2020

HFC Regulations, Natural Refrigerant Systems, LCFS Credits, and Cool Cows

Danielle WrightPaul DelaneyValentino M. TiangcoTheresa Pistochini
Carbon-Free Cooling: The Critical Role of HFC Refrigerants in Reaching California’s GHG Targets
Presented by Danielle Wright, Executive Director, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council

HFC refrigerants commonly used in refrigeration and space-cooling play a strategic role in achieving California’s aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target. This session will provide an overview of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) pending HFC regulations and incentive program. It will examine the impact of these policy tools on the commercial refrigeration industry as well as the relationship with energy efficiency. (VideoSlides)

Natural Refrigerant System Examples for Supermarkets
Presented by Danielle Wright, Executive Director, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council

For the second part of Wright's presentation, she will highlight natural refrigeration systems in two supermarkets in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) service territory that went through the SMUD Natural Refrigerant Incentive program, co-developed by Kathleen Ave and Ryan Hammond. (VideoSlides)

Connecting the Dots
Paul Delaney, Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison

The impending CARB rules will also impact other end-uses of refrigeration in the cold-chain supply. This brief session will provide food for thought on how the transition to low-GWP refrigerants can connect to the bigger picture of decarbonizing the grid and achieving 2045 carbon neutrality goals. (VideoSlides)

LCFS Electricity Pathways: Cow Power to Charge Electric Vehicles in SMUD Region
Presented by Valentino M. Tiangco, Biomass Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) was the first utility to work closely with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to get certifications from dairy digesters to produce electricity and charge EVs. By implementing digesters, California dairy farms are not only helping further shrink dairy’s carbon footprint to unprecedented levels of super negative Carbon Intensities (CI in gCO2/MJ), they are also helping SMUD and the state transition to a carbon-free future using clean energy. One cow can produce enough electricity to drive a car across the country. Now that’s cow power! (VideoSlides)

This project was funded by the SMUD Energy Research and Development group.

Optimized Controller for Dairy Cow Cooling
Presented by Theresa Pistochini, Engineering Manager, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center

This presentation will describe the development and testing of an optimized controller for operating the water sprayers and fans used to cool dairy cows in freestall barns. The novel controller uses real-time weather conditions combined with a control algorithm based on a heat-and-transfer model of dairy cow fur-drying to optimize water use (sprayers), electricity use (fans), and cow health/safety. (VideoSlides)

This project was funded by California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program with support from Southern California Edison.


Past Webinars

Did you miss one? Presentation slides and videos will be available for download shortly after each event! Here's what we've covered so far:

July 22, 2020: IoT, More IoT, and Rapid Modeling for Residential Communities

  • The Importance of IoT for the Smart Grid | Orly Hasidim, Energy Management and Savings Business Developer, Universal Devices (Video | Slides | Report)
    This project was funded by the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program in collaboration with SCE.

  • Smart Speakers, the Connected Home, and Energy | Randy Robinson, Jr., Project Manager, Southern California Edison (Video | Slides)
    This project was funded by SCE’s Emerging Products and Technologies Group.

  • Clean Energy Residential Retrofits at Scale—Using XeroHome’s Rapid Energy Modeling Approach | Mudit Saxena, Principal/Founder, Vistar Energy (Video | Slides)
    This project was funded by SCE’s Emerging Technologies Program.

May 13, 2020

  • SDG&E Battery Market Study: Residential and Non-Residential Customers | Bryan Jungers, Senior Research Manager, Technology Assessment, E Source (Video | Slides)

  • CEC EPIC's Santa Ana Project | Cathy Higgins, Research Director, New Buildings Institute; Jerine Ahmed, Senior Engineer, Technology Area Lead, Whole Buildings & HVAC, Southern California Edison (Video | Slides)

  • Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) | David Nemtzow, Director, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy (Video | Slides)

February 26, 2020

  • Demand Response Technology Assessment and Delivery: Accelerating Tech Transfer of California’s EPIC Projects | Mark Martinez, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets and Technology Program, Southern California Edison; Julie Hayes, Conservation and Engagement Strategist, Julie Hayes Consulting; Ammi Amarnath, Senior Technical Executive, Energy Utilization Research Area, Electric Power Research Institute (Video | Slides | EPRI Product Abstract)
    This project was funded by Southern California Edison’s Emerging Markets and Technology Program. 

August 28, 2019

  • Energy Efficient Concentration of Food and Beverage Products | Erik Desormeaux, Director of Process Development, Porifera (Video | Slides)
    The Energy Commission is a member of the California Emerging Technologies Program. These projects were funded by the California Energy Commission's Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) and Natural Gas Research and Development Programs.

  • Energy Efficient Infrared Drying of Healthy Snacks and Walnuts | Zhongli Pan, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis (Video | Slides)
    The Energy Commission is a member of the California Emerging Technologies Program. These projects were funded by the California Energy Commission's Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) and Natural Gas Research and Development Programs.

June 5, 2019

  • High Performance Attics for Zero Energy Homes | Iain Walker, Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Video | Slides | Report)
    This project was funded by the California Emerging Technologies Program and the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. 

  • Assessment of Horizontal Self-Contained Display Cases Using Natural Refrigerant | Edwin Hornquist, Senior Emerging Technologies Program Manager, SCE (Video | Slides | Report)

  • Computer Gaming Systems: Energy Efficiency without Performance Compromise | Leo Rainer, Principal Scientific Engineer Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Video | Slides | Report)
    This project was funded by the California Emerging Technologies Program and the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program.

February 27, 2019

  • LED Track Lighting | Teren Abear, Technology Area Lead, SCE (Video | Slides | Report)

  • Dynamic Air Balancing for Commercial HVAC Systems | Hardik Shah, Senior Engineer / Program Manager, GTI (VideoSlides)

  • Costs and Benefits of Community vs. Individual End-Use for Solar Water Heating | Milica Grahovac, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (VideoSlides)

 

 

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