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The Initiatives

Grid Talk is a podcast featuring the leaders and innovators shaping the 21st century grid.

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Grid Talk

The Voices of Experience collects the valuable insights and advice from utilities working the challenges, interconnecting the new resources, and testing the emerging technology.

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Voices of Experience

DataGuard is a voluntary code of conduct that provides a framework for establishing practices that protect the access, use, and sharing of customer energy usage data.

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Investments in early stage research intended to help utilities make more informed decisions about—and expand the deployment of—distributed energy resources (DERs) onto the grid.

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Sensor Technology and Data Analytics

The ADMS Program explores a new approach to the management and control of utility distribution grids.

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ADMS Research and Development

The Grid Project Impact Quantification (GridPIQ) screening tool provides valuable insight into smart grid related technology deployments.

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GridPIQ Alerts

Learn the latest information on smart grid initiatives and efforts sponsored by federal agencies.

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Recovery Act Smart Grid Program

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided the U.S. Department of Energy with $4.5 billion to modernize the electric power grid. Learn about the projects that utilized these investments to deploy smart grid technologies and their impact on grid performance.

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What is a smart grid?

The technologies, equipment, and controls that allow for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, and the sensing along the transmission lines is what makes the grid "smart."

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The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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