NETL celebrated its successful collaboration to transform Pittsburgh’s energy infrastructure through innovation at the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) National Meeting. The annual meeting was held Tuesday through Thursday, April 23-25 in Orlando, Florida, and attracted hundreds of technology transfer professionals seeking to learn, strategize and foster business connections. Representatives from NETL accepted the 2019 State and Local Economic Development Award during a Wednesday evening ceremony and exhibited a poster that detailed the award-winning City of Pittsburgh Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) effort. NETL partnered with the city in 2015 to establish Pittsburgh as a “Clean Energy City of the Future” by creating a network of small-scale distributed energy systems that supply about 300,000 residents with clean, reliable and cost-effective power. The MOU work created a model of cooperation for federal laboratories seeking to engage with their local communities, demonstrated the powerful impact of the Lab’s mission and spurred valuable economic investments that will benefit the Pittsburgh region for decades to come.