Boeing and its partners will demonstrate the benefits of advanced Smart Grid technologies and concepts for optimizing regional transmission system planning and operation by enabling wide-area situational awareness, coordination, and collaboration in a secure manner. Using historical playback data from Regional Transmission Organizations and utilities, Boeing will run a baseline scenario and multiple off-baseline scenarios to demonstrate improvements in transmission operators’ ability to address current challenges like load congestion and artificial seams between control areas, as well as emerging stressors, including increased generation of intermittent renewable energy. Test cases will be derived based upon challenges experienced during typical operations, day-ahead planning, peak load conditions, intermittent energy operations / large swings in supply and demand, significant unforeseen failure events, and cyber attack. The project team includes leading regional transmission organizations and utilities that serve all or part of 21 states and more than 90 million people. This project is differentiated by its ability to leverage network architecture and military-grade cyber security experience and capabilities that are scalable and enable interoperability with both legacy systems and new Smart Grid technologies. Team members will also develop public outreach and education programs to raise awareness of Smart Grid benefits.