The University of Vermont will host the newly formed Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation, a joint center for research in areas such as energy efficiency, complex systems, consumer response and acceptance, and energy policy and governance.

Vermont—a leader in energy efficiency and deployment of so-called smart-grid technology—will become home to a $15 million national energy research project, officials announced Monday. The Center for Energy Transformation and Innovation will be housed at the University of Vermont.

The three-year project is a partnership among the state of Vermont, Sandia National Laboratories of New Mexico, UVM and other academic institutions, Vermont utility companies, and Efficiency Vermont—a statewide energy efficiency utility program.

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