EPRI and CEE to work together advancing energy efficiency

Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 21, 2009 — The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) have signed an agreement that provides a mechanism for transferring key findings of EPRI research to CEE, where program administrators from the United States and Canada work to introduce energy efficient products and services to the market.

As an example, EPRI conducts consumer electronics research, also an active area for CEE. EPRI’s technical ability may inform the specification development process for televisions at CEE. Depending on research findings by EPRI, CEE could use that information to develop a specification to help highly efficient televisions reach the market.

The two nonprofit organizations focus on energy efficiency initiatives from complementary positions. EPRI conducts scientific research projects involving, among other areas, energy efficient technologies and applications. CEE members accelerate the market introduction and acceptance of new, high efficiency products and services through the development of energy efficiency program templates termed initiatives.

EPRI and CEE may seek to collaborate on potential technologies, including hyper efficient home appliances, internal power supplies, servers and data centers, consumer electronics and solid-state street and area lighting, among others.

EPRI will keep CEE informed of developments born of its assessment, testing, and demonstration activities that may influence how energy efficiency and demand response programs may be structured going forward. By the same token, CEE will keep EPRI informed of technological or analytical gaps facing program designers, which can help EPRI prioritize research activities in the energy efficiency area.

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