Energy Smart Connected Communities: Modeling Resilient Living for the Future
Tuesday, January 23 | 2:00 PM Central
Ariel Chen, Jacob Atalla
KB Home, in partnership with SunPower, the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Schneider Electric, Kia America and Southern California Edison (SCE), built two blackout-resistant communities, Durango and Oak Shade, comprised of more than 200 all-electric, solar- and battery-powered homes designed to use 40% less energy than similar homes and backed by a microgrid “community battery” in Menifee, California. This first-of-its-kind project models what the future of homes and connected communities could look like: creating minimal disruption to homeowners’ daily lives while significantly improving energy resilience for the community and energy efficiency for the broader region.
- Team – KB Home will share about the different partnerships and collaborations that made this microgrid project possible.
- Technology – Attendees will learn about the features selected for these homes and how the technology work together to drive resiliency for the community.
- Innovation – KB Home will share about two unique homeowner participation programs available at these communities: a virtual power plant (VPP) service and a vehicle-to-home (V2H) study.
- Impact – Attendees will learn about the projected impact of this microgrid project for residents, the greater community, and the environment.