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  • Clean Energy & Transactive Campus Completes Phase I Activities

    Clean Energy & Transactive Campus
    January 1, 2017
  • Key Milestones Achieved for a Modern Grid Architecture

    Grid Architecture
    January 1, 2017
  • Hawaii Makes First Move for Grid Frequency-Watt Control

    clean energy solr panels
    May 4, 2018
  • Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study

    Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study (ERGIS)
    August 1, 2016
  • Reforming New York’s Energy Vision

    NY commuter train
    August 1, 2016
  • Power Model Integrator Reduces Forecasting Errors

    PPower Model Integrator software tool
    August 1, 2016
  • Real-Time Path Rating Relieves Grid Congestion

    Real-time path rating software
    August 1, 2016
  • New Inverter Testing Supports Solar in Hawaii

    Hawaii house with solar panels
    September 1, 2016
  • NREL + Duke Energy Test Voltage Control for Distributed Solar

    Researchers at Duke Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    September 1, 2016
  • Dynamic Contingency Analysis for Cascading Failures

    Power poles at sunrise
    September 1, 2016
  • Outsmarting Storms in Chattanooga

    Electrician installing a meter
    September 1, 2016
  • New Grid Modernization Projects Announced for Resilient Distribution Systems

    Power poles
    September 27, 2017

Events

  • Grid Modernization Summit

    Today’s aging grid does not have many of the capabilities needed to meet the expectations of “Amazon age” customers and manage the operational demands of a generation mix featuring increasing amounts of renewable power and BTM solar PV, storage and EVs. At the same time, the pace of technological advancement is outpacing the traditional regulatory cycle, while flat load growth is limiting a utility’s ability to explore all the technologies emerging to help manage an increasingly flexible two-way grid.

  • GMI Peer Review

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) is holding a peer review on September 4–7, 2018, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies

    Sandia National Laboratories is hosting the “Enabling Advanced Power Electronics Technologies for the Next Generation Electric Utility Grid” workshop at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town July 17-18. Participants from government agencies, national laboratories, industry, and universities will meet to gain a broader understanding of power electronics R&D needs—from materials to systems—for the next generation electric utility grid. The workshop includes the following sessions:

  • Electricity Affordability Metrics for the U.S.

    Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed electricity affordability metrics at the state and county levels for the United States. This webinar will introduce a simple spreadsheet interface to map these electricity affordability metrics.

    Monisha Shah of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will discuss the GMLC and its work to measure the progress of the nation’s grid modernization efforts.

  • 2018 Transactive Energy Systems Conference

    Imagine a conference that brings together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations and academia who are are striving for the value revolution of intelligent electricity. That’s what the Transactive Energy Systems Conference is all about.

  • 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Forum

    The 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Forum will closely examine lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. As in previous editions, key technology innovators and executives will come together to share perspectives on how best to leverage smart grid investment, effectively engage customers, and meet the challenges of the changing energy ecosystem.