The Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) works across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the modern grid of the future. A modern grid must have:
Greater RESILIENCE to hazards of all types
Improved RELIABILITY for everyday operations
Enhanced SECURITY from an increasing and evolving number of threats
Additional AFFORDABILITY to maintain our economic prosperity
Superior FLEXIBILITY to respond to the variability and uncertainty of conditions at one or more timescales, including a range of energy futures
Increased SUSTAINABILITY through energy-efficient and renewable resources.
GMI represents a DOE-wide collaboration, with primary funding support coming from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis providing policy recommendations. DOE National Laboratories are participating across GMI’s technology areas in a coordinated strategic partnership called the Grid Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC).
GMI focuses on the development of new architectural concepts, tools, and technologies that measure, analyze, predict, protect, and control the grid of the future, and on enabling the institutional conditions that allow for more rapid development and widespread adoption of these tools and technologies. The GMI Multi-Year Program Plan provides a roadmap of our strategies.
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