Schatz Energy Research Center

Our current research

Schatz Energy News

A charging cap with "Plug-in hybrid"

By shifting the time of energy use, demand response systems allow grid operators to balance energy needs and generation. We are developing strategies to control public electric vehicle charging stations within a microgrid…full article

A dredge ship and small fishing boat in the mouth of Humboldt Bay)

We are currently conducting three studies to assess offshore wind feasibility for the northern California coast. Study #2 is funded by BOEM and will evaluate wind and generation capacity, transmission upgrades, and economic viability…full article

The HTA battery electric bus

California aims for all public transit systems to be zero-emission by 2040. We’ve been collaborating with HTA and local partners to design the regional conversion, while simultaneously anticipating the impacts of climate change on transit infrastructure…full article

Upcoming lectures & events

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented during the fall and spring semesters each year. Our season will kick off again in September 2019.

Visit our Speaker Series page for information on the series and links to past lectures.

Schatz Center Tours

If you’re interested in visiting the Center, please contact us.

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