The California based Siebel Energy Institute, consortium of major universities of the sector. One of the partners – Technical University of Turin

The Siebel Energy Institute was inaugurated in California on Tuesday. It is a research consortium in the field of ICT applied to energy. Technical University of Turin is one of its seven international partners which include: the American University Carnegie Mellon, the École Polytechnique of France, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Princeton, the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and the University of Tokyo.

“We have established the Siebel Energy Institute to stimulate the best minds in the scope of engineering and computer science to work together in the field smart energy,” declared Thomas Siebel, founder and president of the center (financed with about $10 M from Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, explains a brief of the Technical University).

At the establishing of the institute 24 research grants, of a total value of about $1 M were assigned. The Technical University of Turin is coordinator or partner of 4 winning projects (which accumulated the grants of a total of $125,000). They encompass the issues from analysis and projection of energy consumption on the local and global scale to the power distribution and energy efficiency in buildings.