Invited keynote and related meetings: Smart City Week (Yokohama, Japan)

Invited keynote and related meetings: Smart City Week (Yokohama, Japan)

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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 5:00pm

 

The UCLA Luskin Center’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Initiative Director, Brett Williams, has been invited to Yokohama, Japan to address “Smart City Week 2012,” an international conference and exhibition.  Dr. Williams’s talk, entitled “Plug-In-Vehicle Battery Secondary Use: Vehicle-to-Grid and Distributed Energy-Storage Value” will take place on October 31, 2012 (http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/scw/2012/english/conference/professional/s7.shtml).

Other Smart City Week participants include scientists, decision makers, and a range of industry stakeholders, including those from the automotive, infrastructure, IT, and renewable-energy industries. Event topics will include energy management systems, Smart Homes, transportation systems, city infrastructure,  renewable energy, and green buildings.

While in Japan, Dr. Williams will meet with researchers from Nissan's 4R group, the Japan Automotive Research Institute, Universal Energy Research Institute, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

At the Luskin Center, Dr. Williams is engaged in regional plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) readiness planning, assessing the challenges and opportunities of workplace charging, and the provision of distributed energy-storage services using vehicle-to-grid and repurposed battery-to-grid approaches. Most recently, a senior electric-drive-vehicle and energy researcher at UC Berkeley, he explored electric‐fuel implementation with the California Energy Commission, analyzed the energy and GHG impacts of real-world, household use of plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles with Toyota, and investigated PEV battery secondary use.

 

 

The UCLA Luskin Center’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Initiative Director, Brett Williams, has been invited to Yokohama, Japan to address “Smart City Week 2012,” an international conference and exhibition.  Dr. Williams’s talk, entitled “Plug-In-Vehicle Battery Secondary Use: Vehicle-to-Grid and Distributed Energy-Storage Value” will take place on October 31, 2012 (http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/scw/2012/english/conference/professional/s7.shtml).