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Complete and Low Cost Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES)

This project will develop and pilot-test a complete, low cost, and standards based Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES), and behind the meter energy management solution, that minimizes the cost and complexity of customer participation in energy efficiency programs, while maximizing the potential of large numbers of small loads to improve system load factor, shave peaks, integrate renewable generation and otherwise provide low opportunity-cost resources to the grid.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
California Energy Commission
Program Area: 
Buildings
Scope
Funded Performer: 
Universal Devices, Inc.
Agreement Total: 
$3,187,370
Match Total: 
$1,087,710
Project Start Date: 
June 30, 2016
Project End Date: 
March 29, 2019
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
MELS
Sub-Technology Type: 
MELS - All
Building Type: 
Single Family, Multifamily, Commercial
New or Existing: 
New, Existing
DR Focus?: 
Yes
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
BA Climate Region: 
Hot-Dry/Mixed-Dry
IECC Climate Region: 
Zone 3
City: 
Encino
State: 
California