Smart Grid is on display at the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon, held September 23 through October 2 on the National Mall, West Potomac Park, Washington, DC. The decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will be hosting a booth providing information on grid modernization and smart meters.
From Monday September 12 through Thursday September 15, the GridWeek conference was held in Washington, DC. The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Assistant Secretary, Pat Hoffman, was the closing speaker at the week-long conference, an annual industry-sponsored event focused on Smart Grid policy and technologies.