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Buildings-to-Grid Integration

Integrating buildings and the grid increases energy efficiency, supports incorporation of renewable energy, and balances new loads, such as electric vehicles.

Integrating buildings and the grid increases energy efficiency, supports incorporation of renewable energy, and balances new loads, such as electric vehicles.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office is coordinating strategies and activities with stakeholders to address the integration and optimization of homes and commercial buildings with the nation's energy grid.  BTO explores fundamental concepts of transaction-based energy systems, characterization of building end-uses, and the opportunities they bring to the larger energy system. It is also investing in VOLTTRON™, an open source control and coordination platform that DOE is developing as a common platform for distributed control. VOLTTRON enables developers to quickly build secure applications and agents that can unlock more value from building devices through the delivery of end-use services, grid services, and energy market services. Learn more about BTO's Buildings-to-Grid initiative. ►

Meeting Summaries & Presentations

July 23, 2015
Technical Meeting: Software Framework for Transactive Energy: VOLTTRON™ 2015

On July 23 and 24, 2015, BTO held technical meetings graciously hosted by the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute on a Software Framework for Transactive Energy: VOLTTRON™.

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Buildings-to-Grid Opportunities

  1. Webinar: Connected Buildings Interoperability Vision
    May 20, 2015
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