Office of Electricity

Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) Peer Review To Be Held September 4–7, 2018

May 29, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) will hold a peer review on September 4–7, 2018, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. During this event, a portfolio of grid modernization activities across 13 programs will be reviewed, including 7 recently awarded Resilient Distribution Systems projects. The comprehensive review will look at the projects at a program level, provide lessons learned, and share best practices. A poster session will provide an opportunity for attendees to talk with the researchers and learn more about the over 80 projects in the portfolio. In addition, a dedicated session will discuss the 11 Pioneer Partnership Projects that ended earlier this year. For more information, including registration and the agenda, visit the event's registration page.

GMI represents a comprehensive effort to help shape the future of our nation’s grid and solve the challenges of integrating conventional and renewable sources with energy storage and smart buildings, while ensuring that the grid is resilient and secure to withstand growing cybersecurity and climate challenges. All GMI activities are guided by the Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), which describes a portfolio of activities to help set the nation on a cost-effective path to a resilient, secure, and reliable grid that is flexible enough to provide an array of emerging services while remaining affordable to consumers. GMI leadership will unveil updates to the MYPP on the first day of the review.

For more information about the Department’s strategic, comprehensive approach to grid modernization, visit the Grid Modernization Initiative section of the Energy Department website. To learn about the projects reviewed during last year’s review, read the 2017 Grid Modernization Peer Review Report.