About the Workshop

Smart meters and other emerging electricity measurement technologies offer great potential for reducing energy demand when augmented with novel tools for consumers, researchers, and utility program designers. This workshop brings together professionals from academia, industry, utilities, and government to envision these tools and to identify next steps for developing them.

Workshop Schedule w/ Downloadable Presentations

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Day 1 Thursday, September 4, 2008
9:00-9:45AM

INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Jim Sweeney, PIEE, Stanford University

Motivation and Overview of the Workshop
Energy, Design Thinking, and Behavior (0.5 MB)
Banny Banerjee, Stanford Design Program, Stanford University
Carrie Armel, PIEE, Stanford University

9:45-10:15AM

OPENING PLENARY

Introduction: James Plummer, School of Engineering, Stanford University

Opening Plenary (2.8 MB)
Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

10:45-12:15PM

SESSION 1: INFORMATION

The session explores what types of energy use information may be useful, for whom, and in what form. The session also provides background on smart metering infrastructure and policy.

National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency's Vision for 2025 (0.8 MB)
Stacy Angel, US Environmental Protection Agency

An Overview of California Smart Meter Policy & Deployment (0.5 MB)
Aloke Gupta, California Public Utilities Commission

Smart Metering Essentials at SCE (0.5 MB)
Lawrence Oliva, Southern California Edison

Mapping Electricity Use Information: Benefits of, Barriers to, and Solutions for Leveraging Information (1.2 MB)
Kat Donnelly, MIT

1:45-3:15PM

SESSION 2: INTERFACE DESIGN

Industry leaders and university researchers survey interface hardware and software, as well as how design decisions influence behavior. How might hardware and software interface features best be applied to energy use information?

Sexy Snapshot: Designing for Energy Efficient Behavior
Ted Howes & Jay Hasbrouck, IDEO

Designing Pervasive Interactions
Scott Klemmer, Computer Science, Stanford University

Green Box: A Consumer Interface for Smart Meter Data
Matt Smith, Green Box Technology Inc.

Media Engagement and Behavioral Change (2.3 MB)
Martha Russell, Media-X, Stanford University

3:45-4:45PM

SESSION 3: BEHAVIOR

After a brief review of traditional approaches to changing energy-related behaviors, effective behavior change techniques are surveyed across several fields.

Behavior and the Energy Efficiency Program Cycle (0.5 MB)
Ed Vine, California Institute of Energy and the Environment & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories

New Research on Behavior Change (0.6 MB)
Greg Walton, Psychology, Stanford University

Driving Behavior Change with Social Norms and Targeted Messages
Mark Solomon, Positive Energy

4:45-5:15PM

BEHAVIOR PLENARY

Promoting Widespread Behavior Change By Psychosocial Means*
Al Bandura, David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Sciences in Psychology, Stanford University

*material from Bandura, A. (2004). Social Cognitive Theory for Personal and Social Change by Enabling Media. In Entertainment-Education and Social Change: History, Research, and Practice, Arvind Singhal, Michael J. Cody, Everett M. Rogers, Miguel Sabido, eds. Lawrence-Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.

5:15-5:45PM

DAY ONE WRAP-UP

Day One Wrap-Up
Omar Siddiqui, Electric Power Research Institute

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Day 2 Friday, September 5, 2008
9:00-10:00AM

SESSION 4: CONTROL, INTELLIGENCE, & BEHAVIOR I

Various instantiations of Home Area Networks (HAN) are reviewed, from advanced active end-user control to fully automated home appliances. How much automation is good, and where should it take place? How can widespread diffusion of control technologies be achieved?

Conserving Energy and Preserving our Environment... One Household at a Time
Joan M. Collins, Widefield Technology, Inc.

Energy Aware Appliances (1.6 MB)
Rich Blomseth, Echelon Corporation

Smart Appliances: Application Layer Communication and Architectural Considerations (0.1 MB)
Nate Littrell, General Electric Energy

10:20-12:15PM

SESSION 5: CONTROL, INTELLIGENCE, & BEHAVIOR II

The discussion from the first session continues with a broader perspective.
Moderator: Roger Levy, Levy Associates

EPRI Smart Grid R&D Overview (1.2 MB)
Erfan Ibrahim, Electric Power Research Institute

The Network Effect Meets the Smart Meter
George Flammer, Silver Spring Networks

The Need for Time-Differentiating Technologies, Rates, Programs, Metrics and Customer Behavior – A Regulator’s Perspective (0.2 MB)
Joy Morgenstern, California Public Utilities Commission

Integrating Dynamic Pricing with Inclining Block Rates (0.3 MB)
Ryan Hledik, Brattle Group

12:45-1:15PM

LUNCH SESSION

Data Privacy and Security: A Legal Perspective*
Deirdre Mulligan, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley

*material from:

1) Mulligan, D. K.; Wagner, D.; Shankar, U.; Subrahmanyam, P.A.; Jones, E.; Lerner, J. (January, 2005). Network Security Architecture for Demand Response/Sensor Networks. Technical report, On behalf of California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Group.

2) Mulligan, Deirdre; Lerner, Jack. (January, 2007). Taking the long view on the Fourth Amendment: Stored Records and the Sanctity of the Home.

3) Additional Material

1:15-2:15PM

SESSION 6: MEASUREMENT

The session provides a brief overview of current smart meter measurement capabilities. What information do these provide to the end user, how do they provide this information, and what are the opportunities for leveraging these technologies in the future with inexpensive cutting-edge end-use measurement technologies?

Interval Data from the Meter to the Consumer (0.5 MB)
Lori Glauser, Itron

Power Signature Analysis for Device Identification Applications (0.7 MB)
Dane Kouttron, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PowerNet: A Magnifying Glass for Computing System Energy (2.2 MB)
Philip Levis, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

2:15-3:15PM

COLLABORATIVE WORKING SESSION

A structured collaborative strategy session, based on insights generated about information needs, design and behavior modification techniques, and technological possibilities, to generate innovative directions for large-scale reductions in energy consumption.

3:30-4:15PM

COLLABORATIVE WORKING SESSION: REPORT BACK

Brief presentations by each group on strategies, opportunities, and road maps.

4:15-5:00PM

REALIZING FUTURE POSSIBILITIES PANEL

Moderator: Jim Sweeney, PIEE, Stanford University

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