Sec. of Energy Ernet Moniz visits UCLA

October 11, 2016
Secretary of Energy tours SMERC (Smart Grid Energy Research Center) Living Labs

UCLA Engineering Roundtable with DOE Sec. Moniz.

On Monday, October 3rd, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, met with researchers and toured two labs on the UCLA campus during his visit to Los Angeles. Attendees included: UCLA - Provost Scott Waugh, UCLA - Interim Vice Chancellor of Research, Ann Karagozian, UCLA - Professor Rajit Gadh, LA City - Lauren Faber, LA City - Matt Petersen, LADWP - Marvin Moon.

On a tour led by SMERC director, Rajit Gadh, Moniz visited the center's living lab on Parking Structure 9 which houses grid integrated solar panels, EV chargers, and fast chargers. He also toured the SMERC lab in Engineering IV building which also focuses on demand response, battery energy storage, V2G/G2V, and mircrogrids.

Rajit Gadh in discussion with Sec. of Energy Ernest Moniz.

Rajit Gadh leads a tour of SMERC's Living Lab on Parking Structure 9

Gadh and Moniz also discussed on how to reduce solar energy costs.

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