Initiatives that catalyze the industry to modernize the grid.
Department of Energy's Advanced Grid Research and Development activities accelerate discovery and innovation in electric transmission and distribution technologies and create "next generation" devices, software, tools, and techniques to help modernize the electric grid.
Grid Talk is a podcast featuring the leaders and innovators shaping the 21st century grid.Learn More
The Voices of Experience collects the valuable insights and advice from utilities working the challenges, interconnecting the new resources, and testing the emerging technology.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Sensor Technology and Data Analytics
The ADMS Program explores a new approach to the management and control of utility distribution grids.Learn More
ADMS Research and Development
The Grid Project Impact Quantification (GridPIQ) screening tool provides valuable insight into smart grid related technology deployments.Learn More
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.Learn More
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."Learn More