UCD researchers are providing key inputs to a $13 million effort to establish the California Energy Product Evaluation Hub, a resource aimed at promoting adoption of advanced distributed energy resources among large commercial and institutional entities. The Team engaged hundreds of stakeholders from more than a dozen sectors to understand their purchasing needs and constraints, and advised on prioritization of products for evaluation to ensure the Hub is responsive to user needs. The Team is now working with each technology team to develop and implement user experience surveys to gather input from existing customers in order to form part of the product evaluation. An overview of the project can be found here: https://wcec.ucdavis.edu/empower-procurement-product-evaluation-hub/.
Project partners: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Energy Solutions
Sponsor: California Energy Commission, Grant EPC-17-034