Recovery Act Reports and Other Materials: Smart Grid Demonstration Projects (SGDP)

Office of Electricity

You are here

To jump start the modernization of the nation’s aging energy infrastructure, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) invested $4.5 billion in the electric sector — matched by private funding to reach a total of about $9.5 billion — so that Americans could start experiencing the benefits of the future grid sooner. Of the $4.5 billion, $3.4 billion was used to help industry accelerate the deployment of advanced technologies that are now keeping the lights on more reliably and efficiently and reducing costs. The Recovery Act also provided funding for more than 50 smart grid workforce development projects that helped prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries and six projects that strengthened the capabilities for long-term analysis and planning in the three interconnections serving the lower 48 states. Funding also allowed States to hire new staff and retrain existing employees to ensure they can quickly and effectively review proposed electricity projects, supported the development of interoperability standards, and allowed 47 States, Washington DC, and 43 cities to develop energy assurance plans for natural disasters.

Below are links to some of the reports and other materials generated as part of the ARRA work. As additional reports and materials are added, links will be added to this page.    

Key Summary Reports
Final Progress Report for OE ARRA Smart Grid Demonstration Program - May 2015
Key Takeaways Presentation from the Progress Report for OE ARRA Smart Grid Demonstration Program - May 2015
Microgrid Demonstration Topical Report - TBD
Topical Reports
Outline for SGDP Regional Demo Metrics and Benefits Reporting Plans - June 2010
Regional Demonstrations
a. Technology Performance Reports
     i. Guidance
Dynamic Line Rating Systems for Transmission Lines - March 2014
Guidebook for Cost/Benefit Analysis of Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Revision 1 - December 2012
     ii. Technology Performance Reports
AEP Ohio, gridSmart Demonstration Project, Interim Report - March 2013
AEP Ohio, gridSmart Demonstration Project, Final Report - June 2014
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Interim Report - January 2012
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Final Report - June 2015
Boeing Co., Project Boeing SGS, Interim Report - November 2013
Boeing Co., Project Boeing SGS, Final Report - December 2014
Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies, Technology Solutions for Wind Integration in ERCOT, Interim Report - September 2013
Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies, Technology Solutions for Wind Integration in ERCOT,  Final Report - February 2015
Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Interim Report - July 2012
Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Final Report - Dececmber 2014
Kansas City Power & Light Co., KCP&L Green Impact Zone Smart Grid Demonstration, Interim Report - March 2013
Kansas City Power & Light Co., KCP&L Green Impact Zone Smart Grid Demonstration, Final Report - April 2015 
Long Island Power Authority, Long Island Smart Energy Corridor, Interim Report - July 2014
Long Island Power Authority, Long Island Smart Energy Corridor, Final Report - April 2015
LADWP, LA Department of Water & Power Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project, Interim Report - January 2015
LADWP, LA Department of Water & Power Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project, Final Report - TBD
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, AMI-Based Load Research: KIUC Demonstration, Interim Report - November 2013
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Communications: The Smart Grid's Enabling Technology, Final Report - May 2014
New York Power Authority, Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines, Interim Report - August 2011
New York Power Authority, Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines, Final Report - October 2013
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Automated Meter Reading-Based Dynamic Pricing, Interim Report - March 2013
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Automated Meter Reading-Based Dynamic Pricing, Final Report - June 2014
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Urban Grid Monitoring and Renewables Integration, Interim Report - September 2014
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Urban Grid Monitoring and Renewables Integration, Final Report - TBD
Oncor Electric Delivery Co., Dynamic Line Rating Project, Interim Report - December 2011
Oncor Electric Delivery Co., Dynamic Line Rating Project, Final Report - August 2013
Pecan Street Project, The Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Interim Report - June 2014
Pecan Street Project, The Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Final Report - February 2015
Southern California Edison, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, Interim Report - December 2014
Southern California Edison, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, Interim Report - January 2015
Southern California Edison, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, Final Report - September 2016
Waukesha Electric Systems/SuperPower, Fault Current Limiting Superconducting Transformer, Final Report - TBD
     iii. NRECA Technology Performance Reports
AMI-Based Load Research - KIUC Demonstration - May 2014
Building Consumer Acceptance to Maximize the Value of Grid Modernization - May 2014
Communications: The Smart Grid's Enabling Technology - May 2014
Conservation Impact of Prepaid Metering Motivation and Incentives for Pre-Pay Systems - May 2014
Costs and Benefits of Conservation Voltage Reduction: CVR Warrants Careful Examination - May 2014
Costs and Benefits of Smart Feeder Switching: Quantifying the Operating Value of SFS - May 2014
Delaware County Electric Cooperative: DR Capability and Predictability - May 2014
Demand Response: Testing the Theoretical Basis for DR - May 2014
Energy Storage - The Benefits of "Behind-the-Meter" Storage Adding: Value with Ancillary Services - May 2014
Multi-Tenant Meter Data Management: A Systems Approach to Hierarchical Value - May 2014
Washington - St. Tammany Case Study: Stress-Testing Designs Before Deployment - May 2014
Energy Storage Demonstration Projects
a. Program-Level SGDP Reports - Energy Storage
ARRA Energy Storage Demonstration Projects: Lessons-Learned and Recommendations  - June 2015
b. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Energy Storage Projects
Methodology to Determine the Technical Performance and Value Proposition for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems - December 2012
DOE Energy Storage Computational Tool Version 1.2: User Guide - August 2012
DOE Smart Grid Computational Tool Version 2.0: User Guide - August 2011
Energy Storage for the Electricity Grid: Benefits and Market Potential Assessment Guide - February 2010
c. Technology Performance Reports
      i. Guidance Documents
Outline for SGDP Energy Storage Metrics and Benefits Reporting Plans - August 2010
     ii. Technology Performance Reports
Amber Kinetics, Flywheel Energy Storage Demonstration, Interim Report, April 2012
Amber Kinetics, Demonstration of  a Flywheel System for Low Cost, Bulk Energy Storage, Final Report - December 2015
Aquion Energy, Demonstration of Sodium-Ion Battery for Grid-level Applications , Final Report - August 2012
City of Painesville, Painesville Municipal Power Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program, Interim Report - February 2015
City of Painesville, Painesville Municipal Power Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program, Final Report - TBD
Detroit Edison Company, Detroit Edisosn's Advanced Implementation of Energy Storage Technologies, Final Report - March 2016
Duke Energy Business Services, Notrees Wind Storage, Interim Report - November 2013
Duke Energy Business Services, Notrees Wind Storage, Final Report - November 2015
East Penn Manufacturing, Grid-Scale Energy Storage Demonstration for Ancillary Services Using the UltraBattery® Technology, Interim Report - January 2014
East Penn Manufacturing, Grid-Scale Energy Storage Demonstration for Ancillary Services Using the UltraBattery® Technology, Final Report - August 2015
Hazle Spindle, Beacon Powert 20 MW Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant, Interim Report - June 2015
Hazle Spindle, Beacon Power 20 MW Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant, Final Report - February 2016
Raytheon Ktech, Flow Battery Solution for Smart Grid Renewable Energy Applications, Final Report - June 2015
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Seneca Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Project, Final Report - September 2012
Pacific Gas & Electric, Advanced CAES Demonstration Project Using a Saline Porous Rock Formation as the Storage Reservoir, Final Report - TBD 
Primus Power Corporation, Wind Firming Energy Farm - Final Report - TBD
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting, Interim Report - September 2012
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting, Final Report - April 2014
Seeo Inc., Solid State Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage, Final Report - April 2015
Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project, Interim Report - December 2015
Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project, Interim Report - February 2016
Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project, Final Report - TBD
SustainX, Demonstration of Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage to Support Renewable Energy Production, Interim Report - July 2014
SustainX, Demonstration of Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage to Support Renewable Energy Production, Final Report - April 2015
VionX Energy (formerly Premum Power), Distributed Energy Storage System Demonstration, Interim Report - TBD
VionX Energy (formerly Premum Power), Distributed Energy Storage System Demonstration, Final Report - TBD
SGDP Project Summaries
Amber Kinetics, Flywheel Energy Storage Demonstration - July 2013
Aquion Energy, Demonstration of Sodium-ion Battery for Grid-level Applications - October 2015
City of Painesville, Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program - August 2013
Detroit Edison Company (DTE), Advanced Implementation of Energy Storage Technologies - October 2015
Duke Energy Business Services, Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project - October 2015
East Penn Manufacturing Grid-Scale Energy Storage Demonstration Using UltraBattery™ Technology - October 2015
Hazle Spindle, Beacon Power 20 MW Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant - February 2015
Raytheon Ktech Flow Battery Solution for Smart Grid Renewable Energy Applications - October 2015
New York State Electric & Gas, Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage - December 2010
Pacific Gas & Electric, Advanced Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage - October 2015
Primus Power Corporation Wind Firming EnergyFarm™ - August 2013
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting - September 2014
Seeo Inc., Solid State Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storag - October 2015
Southern California Edison Company, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project - October 2015
SustainX Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage - August 2013
VionX Energy Distributed Energy Storage System - October 2015

 

To jump start the modernization of the nation’s aging energy infrastructure, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) invested $4.5 billion in the electric sector — matched by private funding to reach a total of about $9.5 billion — so that Americans could start experiencing the benefits of the future grid sooner. Of the $4.5 billion, $3.4 billion was used to help industry accelerate the deployment of advanced technologies that are now keeping the lights on more reliably and efficiently and reducing costs. The Recovery Act also provided funding for more than 50 smart grid workforce development projects that helped prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries and six projects that strengthened the capabilities for long-term analysis and planning in the three interconnections serving the lower 48 states. Funding also allowed States to hire new staff and retrain existing employees to ensure they can quickly and effectively review proposed electricity projects, supported the development of interoperability standards, and allowed 47 States, Washington DC, and 43 cities to develop energy assurance plans for natural disasters.

Below are links to some of the reports and other materials generated as part of the ARRA work. As additional reports and materials are added, links will be added to this page.    

Key Summary Reports
Final Progress Report for OE ARRA Smart Grid Demonstration Program - May 2015
Key Takeaways Presentation from the Progress Report for OE ARRA Smart Grid Demonstration Program - May 2015
Microgrid Demonstration Topical Report - TBD
Topical Reports
Outline for SGDP Regional Demo Metrics and Benefits Reporting Plans - June 2010
Regional Demonstrations
a. Technology Performance Reports
     i. Guidance
Dynamic Line Rating Systems for Transmission Lines - March 2014
Guidebook for Cost/Benefit Analysis of Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Revision 1 - December 2012
     ii. Technology Performance Reports
AEP Ohio, gridSmart Demonstration Project, Interim Report - March 2013
AEP Ohio, gridSmart Demonstration Project, Final Report - June 2014
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Interim Report - January 2012
Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Final Report - June 2015
Boeing Co., Project Boeing SGS, Interim Report - November 2013
Boeing Co., Project Boeing SGS, Final Report - December 2014
Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies, Technology Solutions for Wind Integration in ERCOT, Interim Report - September 2013
Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies, Technology Solutions for Wind Integration in ERCOT,  Final Report - February 2015
Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Interim Report - July 2012
Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Final Report - Dececmber 2014
Kansas City Power & Light Co., KCP&L Green Impact Zone Smart Grid Demonstration, Interim Report - March 2013
Kansas City Power & Light Co., KCP&L Green Impact Zone Smart Grid Demonstration, Final Report - April 2015 
Long Island Power Authority, Long Island Smart Energy Corridor, Interim Report - July 2014
Long Island Power Authority, Long Island Smart Energy Corridor, Final Report - April 2015
LADWP, LA Department of Water & Power Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project, Interim Report - January 2015
LADWP, LA Department of Water & Power Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project, Final Report - TBD
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, AMI-Based Load Research: KIUC Demonstration, Interim Report - November 2013
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Communications: The Smart Grid's Enabling Technology, Final Report - May 2014
New York Power Authority, Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines, Interim Report - August 2011
New York Power Authority, Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines, Final Report - October 2013
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Automated Meter Reading-Based Dynamic Pricing, Interim Report - March 2013
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Automated Meter Reading-Based Dynamic Pricing, Final Report - June 2014
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Urban Grid Monitoring and Renewables Integration, Interim Report - September 2014
NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, NSTAR Urban Grid Monitoring and Renewables Integration, Final Report - TBD
Oncor Electric Delivery Co., Dynamic Line Rating Project, Interim Report - December 2011
Oncor Electric Delivery Co., Dynamic Line Rating Project, Final Report - August 2013
Pecan Street Project, The Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Interim Report - June 2014
Pecan Street Project, The Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Final Report - February 2015
Southern California Edison, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, Interim Report - December 2014
Southern California Edison, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, Interim Report - January 2015
Southern California Edison, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, Final Report - September 2016
Waukesha Electric Systems/SuperPower, Fault Current Limiting Superconducting Transformer, Final Report - TBD
     iii. NRECA Technology Performance Reports
AMI-Based Load Research - KIUC Demonstration - May 2014
Building Consumer Acceptance to Maximize the Value of Grid Modernization - May 2014
Communications: The Smart Grid's Enabling Technology - May 2014
Conservation Impact of Prepaid Metering Motivation and Incentives for Pre-Pay Systems - May 2014
Costs and Benefits of Conservation Voltage Reduction: CVR Warrants Careful Examination - May 2014
Costs and Benefits of Smart Feeder Switching: Quantifying the Operating Value of SFS - May 2014
Delaware County Electric Cooperative: DR Capability and Predictability - May 2014
Demand Response: Testing the Theoretical Basis for DR - May 2014
Energy Storage - The Benefits of "Behind-the-Meter" Storage Adding: Value with Ancillary Services - May 2014
Multi-Tenant Meter Data Management: A Systems Approach to Hierarchical Value - May 2014
Washington - St. Tammany Case Study: Stress-Testing Designs Before Deployment - May 2014
Energy Storage Demonstration Projects
a. Program-Level SGDP Reports - Energy Storage
ARRA Energy Storage Demonstration Projects: Lessons-Learned and Recommendations  - June 2015
b. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Energy Storage Projects
Methodology to Determine the Technical Performance and Value Proposition for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems - December 2012
DOE Energy Storage Computational Tool Version 1.2: User Guide - August 2012
DOE Smart Grid Computational Tool Version 2.0: User Guide - August 2011
Energy Storage for the Electricity Grid: Benefits and Market Potential Assessment Guide - February 2010
c. Technology Performance Reports
      i. Guidance Documents
Outline for SGDP Energy Storage Metrics and Benefits Reporting Plans - August 2010
     ii. Technology Performance Reports
Amber Kinetics, Flywheel Energy Storage Demonstration, Interim Report, April 2012
Amber Kinetics, Demonstration of  a Flywheel System for Low Cost, Bulk Energy Storage, Final Report - December 2015
Aquion Energy, Demonstration of Sodium-Ion Battery for Grid-level Applications , Final Report - August 2012
City of Painesville, Painesville Municipal Power Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program, Interim Report - February 2015
City of Painesville, Painesville Municipal Power Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program, Final Report - TBD
Detroit Edison Company, Detroit Edisosn's Advanced Implementation of Energy Storage Technologies, Final Report - March 2016
Duke Energy Business Services, Notrees Wind Storage, Interim Report - November 2013
Duke Energy Business Services, Notrees Wind Storage, Final Report - November 2015
East Penn Manufacturing, Grid-Scale Energy Storage Demonstration for Ancillary Services Using the UltraBattery® Technology, Interim Report - January 2014
East Penn Manufacturing, Grid-Scale Energy Storage Demonstration for Ancillary Services Using the UltraBattery® Technology, Final Report - August 2015
Hazle Spindle, Beacon Powert 20 MW Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant, Interim Report - June 2015
Hazle Spindle, Beacon Power 20 MW Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant, Final Report - February 2016
Raytheon Ktech, Flow Battery Solution for Smart Grid Renewable Energy Applications, Final Report - June 2015
New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Seneca Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Project, Final Report - September 2012
Pacific Gas & Electric, Advanced CAES Demonstration Project Using a Saline Porous Rock Formation as the Storage Reservoir, Final Report - TBD 
Primus Power Corporation, Wind Firming Energy Farm - Final Report - TBD
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting, Interim Report - September 2012
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting, Final Report - April 2014
Seeo Inc., Solid State Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage, Final Report - April 2015
Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project, Interim Report - December 2015
Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project, Interim Report - February 2016
Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project, Final Report - TBD
SustainX, Demonstration of Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage to Support Renewable Energy Production, Interim Report - July 2014
SustainX, Demonstration of Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage to Support Renewable Energy Production, Final Report - April 2015
VionX Energy (formerly Premum Power), Distributed Energy Storage System Demonstration, Interim Report - TBD
VionX Energy (formerly Premum Power), Distributed Energy Storage System Demonstration, Final Report - TBD
SGDP Project Summaries
Amber Kinetics, Flywheel Energy Storage Demonstration - July 2013
Aquion Energy, Demonstration of Sodium-ion Battery for Grid-level Applications - October 2015
City of Painesville, Vanadium Redox Battery Demonstration Program - August 2013
Detroit Edison Company (DTE), Advanced Implementation of Energy Storage Technologies - October 2015
Duke Energy Business Services, Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project - October 2015
East Penn Manufacturing Grid-Scale Energy Storage Demonstration Using UltraBattery™ Technology - October 2015
Hazle Spindle, Beacon Power 20 MW Flywheel Frequency Regulation Plant - February 2015
Raytheon Ktech Flow Battery Solution for Smart Grid Renewable Energy Applications - October 2015
New York State Electric & Gas, Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage - December 2010
Pacific Gas & Electric, Advanced Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage - October 2015
Primus Power Corporation Wind Firming EnergyFarm™ - August 2013
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) PV Plus Battery for Simultaneous Voltage Smoothing and Peak Shifting - September 2014
Seeo Inc., Solid State Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storag - October 2015
Southern California Edison Company, Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project - October 2015
SustainX Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage - August 2013
VionX Energy Distributed Energy Storage System - October 2015