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The Grid Project Impact Quantification (GridPIQ) screening tool provides valuable insight into smart grid related technology deployments. Implementing new policies or installing new technologies in the grid can have surprising and significant effects throughout the interconnected power system, driven not only by the project details, but also by geographical location and other factors. GridPIQ helps users quickly explore the outcomes of adding a new project to an existing power system from a web browser. The tool guides users through steps to understand how specific projects will change the baseline electric load profile and traces such changes through to their impacts on the power system. GridPIQ supports quick comparisons of varying grid scenarios.

Learn more about GridPIQ Go to the GridPIQ tool

GridPIQ is Made For

Commercial Building Managers
Policy Makers
Utility Operators

Listen to this recording of the Advanced Grid Research Webinar

From Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Insight into how grid technology performs can be tough to get quickly! Result — like cost and energy savings, peak shaving, ramping requirements and fossil fuel usage — depend heavily on the usage, energy mix, geography and consumer behavior. The Grid Project Impact Quantification (GridPIQ) tool from the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories allows you to quickly analyze and visualize your grid project from multiple perspectives. Learn how the GridPIQ tool can help you make informed choices about technology investments and policy options.




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You are invited to join the GridPIQ Steering Committee and provide input into the future direction of this valuable tool. To receive information about upcoming meetings and conference calls, add your name to the email notification list.

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About the Program

As part of its efforts to provide decision support tools to the electric power industry, the US Department of Energy's Office of Electricity's Advanced Grid Research (AGR) group recruited the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a screening tool to understand the potential benefits that can result from deployment of the smart grid.

The calculator was implemented by PNNL's Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division, which delivers advanced research concepts and innovations to improve the performance of the nation's power systems, enhance its security, and position the grid as a central asset for national strategic imperatives.

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