The Los Alamos Smart House. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities staff will open the Smart House to the public Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1925-D Trinity Dr. behind the CenturyLink building.
Citizens are welcome to drop in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
This will be the last opportunity for citizens to view the Smart House and learn its role in the demonstration smart grid project, according to Department officials. Los Alamos County is in the process of repurposing the facility to office space to lease, pending approval from the County Council.
Los Alamos County originally constructed the Smart House as a component of a larger, joint smart grid project with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. Using smart grid technologies to balance electric loads and absorb energy output fluctuations, the project partners placed a significant proportion of renewable energy on an electric distribution grid to meet a residential community’s electric needs.
In March 2014, the project concluded and a final report was issued to the Los Alamos County Council.