In 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) formed the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) to focus efforts on creating an adaptive and resilient U.S. electric grid. As part of the initiative, a National Laboratory consortium comprised of thirteen National Laboratories was formed called the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC). The purpose of the GMLC is to integrate and coordinate “Laboratory expertise and facilities to best advance DOE Grid Modernization goals.” In October 2015, DOE commissioned an independent review of the staff and physical facilities of these thirteen Laboratories as those capabilities pertain to GMI goals. The review generated several findings and associated recommendations.

The complete “Review of National Laboratory Capabilities to Support DOE's Grid Modernization Initiative” is available below for downloading.