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The electric power transmission of Los Angeles is about to get an upgrade, in because of research at UCLA at new smart grid technology may save money for consumers.

grid technology allows data about the energy of individual buildings and homes to be said Michael Swords, director of Strategic Research within the Office of the Vice for Research.

When the price of goes up, the utilities will be able to use energy stored in an car s battery in order to save for the consumer, Swords added.

UCLA is collaborating with the of Southern California and the California of Technology on this smart technology research project, a five-year $60 million grant was awarded by the Los Angeles Department of and Power in December.

Cutting is just one benefit of smart technology. Because energy can adjust in real time to the needs of the customers, individuals who are about the environment will be to cut their excess energy use the smart grid network, Rajit Gadh, leader of the grid demonstration project and of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

grid technology will storing energy in the batteries of vehicles when prices go up, said. With this grid research project, are looking at ways to integrate a storage capacity into the Swords said.

During the summer months, for consumers use more energy to air their homes in the afternoon, said. During these the price of energy increases, he

Utilities would be able to use the energy in an electric vehicle s and give the owner of the vehicle a discount, he said.

These may become more popular in the as they become more to consumers, and the energy grid need to be adjusted to accommodate Swords said.

Devices smart meters would act as the link between the utility and the s vehicle. The consumer could get a on energy every time the uses the vehicle s stored Gadh said.

In order to implement this researchers have been into how people differ in use of energy. This research, demand-response research, uses and sensors to collect data in time about the specific that energy is used, said.

At UCLA, for example, a building uses energy than a mechanical engineering Gadh said.

Experimenting demand response on campus eventually lead to the integration of new technologies in UCLA buildings, he In a few years, UCLA will as a micro grid  to test and the ongoing research, he added.

The research grant itself is for years of designing and implementing the grid technology on campus.

are looking to experiment on buildings at such as offices, parking and residential buildings. These grounds could help problems that would when outfitting the technology to buildings in Los Angeles, Gadh

Gadh is looking to involve students from disciplines of engineering, according to a statement by UCLA in January. He plans to use from other disciplines to at the smart grid technology different perspectives and to answer including some about the and political impacts of this project, according to the statement.

The is expected to be implemented in the Los Angeles and eventually throughout the state public and privately owned Swords said. The technology may be commercialized and used throughout the and the world, he added.

This smart grid project is the ultimate example of how can be developed at the universities and commercialized and to the world,  Swords said.

smart grid demonstration students at UCLA have the to become more educated how money is spent on energy. can make informed decisions how to spend their own money in the Gadh said.

(Students) be living in apartments, homes, and going to work in offices. will see this research and what smart grid and what the potential benefits are to as consumers,  Gadh said.

Smart grid research UCLA and other institutions a to change and upgrade the infrastructure of the he added.

This is an amazing to change and actually define the grid of the future is going,  said.

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