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Highlights

Plug & Play DER Challenge Issues Call for Concepts, August 3, 2018

The Plug & Play DER Challenge seeks interoperability solutions to lower integration costs, increase system performance, and enhance capabilities. Concepts are due September 7, 2018.

Strategic Vision for Grid Interoperability Published, May 8, 2018

The Interoperability Strategic Vision whitepaper paper describes the desired future state of an interoperable grid, how that vision can be applied to distributed energy resources (DERs), and which tools and techniques can be used to advance that vision.

Hawaii Makes First Move for Grid Frequency-Watt Control, May 4, 2018

In February 2018, Hawaiian Electric became the first U.S. utility to require system-wide activation of frequency-watt control, following the recommendations of a July 2017 GMLC Technical Report

Interoperability Roadmap Methodology Published, March 28, 2018

This roadmap methodology is to be applied to technology integration ecosystems (e.g., electric vehicles, photovoltaic inverters, or automated buildings), using tools that measure the state of interoperability today, to identify the gaps and challenges that can be overcome to improve interoperability, and thereby, simplify the integration process.

Energy Storage Battery Energized in Chattanooga, September 22, 2017

Stakeholders gathered at the Solar Share community solar array in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as the city’s Electric Power Board utility energized a new 100kW/400kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery that will be used for a wide variety of power grid integration and energy management applications. This accomplishment is part of national research efforts to explore the best use of cutting edge technologies that could be implemented across the United States to modernize the power grid.