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Smart Grids

Power Grid

The National Energy Technology Laboratory is involved in a variety of smart grid and modern grid activities on behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) and the DOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE).

Under OE sponsorship, these activities include:

  • Project management and benefits analysis of 32 Smart Grid Demonstration Projects funded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Project management of 30 Smart Grid Investment Grants funded from the ARRA
  • Project management and benefits analysis of nine Smart Grid Demonstration Projects from the former Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program
  • Smart Grid Implementation Strategy project to create alignment in vision and roadmap for deployment of a smart, modern grid
  • Smart Grid Maturity Model project to assess the current and possible future state of smart grid deployment for a utility
  • Project management of Smart Grid technology R&D projects

Under EE sponsorship, NETL is managing R&D projects on facility energy management systems; building materials and electric vehicles that interact with smart grid technologies.

Under FE sponsorship, NETL is conducting analytical and modeling studies on the integration of fossil energy resources in a modern grid that incorporate smart grid capabilities. 

NETL is also a regular participant in various groups of smart grid experts convened to address specific challenges of deploying smart grid. 


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