Recently released reports, presentations, and other materials are available for download:
- Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors: Experiences from Six Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects (December 2014)
Providing results of six SGIG projects to help individual utilities determine how long existing electric distribution infrastructure will remain sufficient to accommodate demand growth from electric vehicles, when and what type of capacity upgrades or additions may be needed, When consumers want to recharge vehicles, and to what extent pricing and incentives can encourage consumers to charge during off-peak periods.
- The Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs (December 2014)
Capturing the vision of the future electric grid and the associated potential changes in the utility business and regulatory models, as articulated by regional workshop and National Summit participants.
- Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)
Presenting findings on smart grid improvements in outage management, based on the recent experiences of three SGIG projects in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Tennesee.
- SGIG and SGDP Highlights: Jumpstarting a Modern Grid (October 2014)
Providing summaries of the projects that received funding through the Smart Grid Investment Grant program and Smart Grid Demonstration program.
- Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014)
Investigating the major cost factors that affected PMU installation costs for the synchrophasor projects funded through the Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs, with data compiled through interviews with the nine projects that deployed production grade synchrophasor systems.
- Municipal Utilities' Investment in Smart Grid Technologies Improves Services and Lowers Costs (October 2014)
Featuring three municipal utilities that built upon prior smart grid experiences to implement new capabilities in more comprehensive ways than many other utilities implementing smart grid deployments for the first time, with benefits including improved operating efficiencies, lower costs, shorter outages, and reduced peak demands and electricity consumption.
- Customer Participation in the Smart Grid: Lessons Learned (September 2014)
Highlighting the experiences of four Smart Grid Investment Grant projects with customer education and outreach: Central Maine Power, Entergy New Orleans, Reliant Energy Retail Services, and Sioux Valley Energy.
- Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas (September 2014)
Exploring the feasibility of assessing the impacts of sea level rise on energy infrastructure to develop a method to identify energy facilities exposed to sea level rise through 2100 that is flexible and scalable, uses existing and robust data sources, accounts for global and local sea level changes, and can incorporate results from regional studies.
- Inventory of Safety-Related Codes and Standards for Energy Storage Systems (September 2014)
Offering a compilation of all currently applicable codes. In addition, twelve lessons learned from developers who have completed storage deployment activities and complied with applicable codes are provided.