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.
Grid Deployment Office
Limited to: Utilities; Institutions of higher education; For-profit entities; Non-profit entities; and State and local governmental entities, and Tribal Nations.
Period of Availability:
Available until expended
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
- Biden-Harris Administration Announces $13 Billion To Modernize And Expand America's Power Grid | Department of Energy
- Biden-Harris Administration Launches $10.5 Billion Investment to Strengthen America’s Electric Grid | Department of Energy
- DOE Launches New Initiative From President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Modernize National Grid | Department of Energy
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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