Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided the U.S. Department of Energy with $4.5 billion to modernize the electric power grid and to implement Title XIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007.
The two largest initiatives are the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program and the Smart Grid Demonstration Program (SGDP), which were originally authorized by EISA , and later modified by the Recovery Act . The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) was responsible for managing these five-year programs.
SGIG focuses on deploying existing smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques to improve grid performance today. SGDP explores advanced smart grid and energy storage systems and evaluates performance for future applications. Other smart grid programs funded through the Recovery Act include Workforce Training for the Electric Power Sector, interoperability and cybersecurity and the Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program.
Learn more about these Recovery Act Smart Grid programs, studies and activities:
- Smart Grid Investment Grant Program >>
- Smart Grid Demonstration Program >>
- Workforce Training and Development >>
- Standards, Interoperability, and Cybersecurity Activities >>