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What We Do

The Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) works across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the modern grid of the future. Our extensive, reliable power grid has fueled the nation’s growth since the early 1900s; however, the grid we have today does not have the attributes necessary to meet the demands of the 21st century and beyond.

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Through the Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy will coordinate a portfolio of activities to advance the grid. Photo courtesy of Berkeley Lab.
Photo courtesy of Berkeley Lab.

We are working with public and private partners to develop the concepts, tools, and technologies needed to measure, analyze, predict, protect, and control the grid of the future. Our portfolio of work will help integrate all sources of electricity better, improve the security of our nation's grid, solve challenges of energy storage and distributed generation, and provide a critical platform for U.S. competitiveness and innovation in a global energy economy. The grid of the future will deliver resilient, reliable, flexible, secure, sustainable, and affordable electricity.  To contact the GMI team, send an email to


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Grid Modernization Lab Consortium

Resilient Distribution Systems Lab Call Awards

2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call Awards

Grid Modernization Lab Call Awards

Funding Opportunities


2017 Peer Review

2018 Peer Review

2019 Lab Call

GMI News

GMI’s First Peer Review Report Published
2017 GMI Peer Review Report
January 25, 2018
Strengthening Community Resilience in New Orleans
An article on the Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans project.
November 16, 2017
The Grid on Capitol Hill: DOE, GMLC, and Stakeholders Talk Resiliency and Reliability
A summary of the grid and resiliency hearings on Capitol Hill the past two months.
October 31, 2017
Energy Department Invests Up to $50 Million to Improve the Resilience and Security of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Projects to improve the resilience of the Nation's critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure.
September 12, 2017