Regional Demonstration Technology Performance Reports
Smart Grid Regional Demonstration projects involve assessments of the integration of advanced technologies with existing power systems including those involving renewable and distributed energy systems and demand response programs. The technical and economic performance of these technologies are being evaluated for applications such as microgrids, automated distribution systems, advanced metering infrastructure, time-based rate programs, and plug-in electric vehicles.
Interim and final Technology Performance Reports (TPRs) are submitted by the recipients to DOE. Each TPR contains the following information:
- An overview of the project including a list of objectives, schedules and milestones, and interactions with project stakeholders.
- Descriptions of the technologies and systems used in the project, including system designs and configurations of the various smart grid systems, subsystems, and components, a discussion of smart grid capabilities and functions, and a discussion of how the capabilities and functions are being used to produce grid impacts and benefits.
- Descriptions of the methodologies and algorithms for estimating the physical and financial performance of the smart grid systems and applications, their grid impacts, and the value of the benefits.
- Summaries of the results of the performance of the smart grid systems and technologies derived from lab tests, field tests, or grid-connected applications.
- Summaries of the results of the analysis of grid impacts and estimation of benefits.
- Summary of the major findings and conclusions including lessons learned and best practices.
- Summary of future plans and next steps with respect to additional testing, demonstration, or deployment.
The schedule for the publication of the Regional Demonstration TPRs is shown in the table below.