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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute may soon be partnering on smart grid research and development (R&D), according to a post on the LBNL website.

Under a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU), the two research groups will consider collaborating on studying a range of smart-grid-related topics, including demand response, energy efficiency and interoperability standards. The MOU indicates the two parties may also work on the OpenADR communications specification, which was developed at LBNL.



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