October 11, 2016
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.
Gadh and Moniz also discussed on how to reduce solar energy costs.
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