DOE conducted a series of Smart Grid E-Forums to discuss various issues surrounding Smart Grid including costs, benefits, value proposition to consumers, implementation, and deployment.

Department of Energy-Edison Electric Institute e-Forum: What is a Smart Grid?
May 19, 2008, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
The objective of this e-Forum was to share emerging industry views on what constitutes a Smart Grid among our fellow stakeholders, with the intent to advance the understanding of this global initiative.  

Department of Energy-Edison Electric Institute e-Forum: Smart Grid Benefits and Challenges
June 16, 2008, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
This second DOE e-Forum on the smart grid focused on the benefits and challenges in implementing the smart grid as seen from the perspective of several of the leading energy stakeholders. The panelists were asked to focus on the practical reality and experiences that their companies are having. Each speaker discussed their specific experiences and what it means to their company and what is being accomplished.

Department of Energy e-Forum: Smart Grid Technologies and Value Proposition
October 23, 2008, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Department of Energy e-Forum: Smart Grid - What is the Value for Enabling Clean Energy Development Today?
Feb 24, 2009, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
This e-Forum presented experiences from existing studies and analysis of clean energy opportunities and discuss the potential role for smart grid to add value and increase cost effectiveness..