The Smart Grid Grants, also known as 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.



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Limited to: UtilitiesInstitutions of higher education; For-profit entities; Non-profit entities; and State and local governmental entities, and Tribal Nations.

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Available until expended

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Eligible Uses

To qualify, investments may include:

  • Appliances, specialized industrial and commercial equipment, and transmission and distribution equipment
  • Metering, control, and other devices, sensors, and software
  • Equipment allowing smart grid functions to be operated and combined or coordinated among multiple electric utilities and regions
  • Monitoring, controlling, and integrating distributed generation into grid operations
  • Expanding communications/ broadband technologies to support smart grid activities
  • Integrating electric or hybrid-electric vehicles onto the grid

Next Milestone

Applications for the first round of funding closed on March 17, 2023. The second round of funding is anticipated to be released in Q1 of FY24.

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