The Deployment of Technologies to Enhance Grid Flexibility Program provides funding and expansion of eligible activities under the Smart Grid Investment Matching Grant Program established under section 1306 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Overview:

Office:

Grid Deployment Office

New Program:

Yes

Funding amount:

$3,000,000,000

Funding Mechanism:

Grant

Recipients:

UtilitiesInstitutions of higher education; For-profit entities; Non-profit entities; and State and local governmental entities, and Tribal nations.

Period of Availability:

$600,000,000 appropriated annually for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 (to remain available until expended)

More Information:

Eligible Uses

Qualifying Smart Grid investments including for installation, that allow buildings to engage in demand flexibility or Smart Grid functions. Eligible investments include metering, control, and other devices, sensors, and software; communications and broadband technologies to support smart grid deployment; technologies and programs to integrate electric vehicles to the grid; devices and software for buildings support demand flexibility and other smart grid functions; operational fiber and wireless broadband communications networks enabling data sharing between distribution system components; and Advanced transmission technologies, including dynamic line rating, flow control devices, advanced conductors, and network topology optimization, to increase the operational transfer capacity transmission networks

Next Milestone

Applications for the Smart Grid program are expected to be open by the end of 2022.

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