Secretary Chu announced that the Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems that will help build a smarter, more efficient, more resilient electrical grid. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. This funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be leveraged with $1 billion in funds from the private sector to support more than $1.6 billion in total Smart Grid projects nationally.
WHAT'S NEW IN SMART GRID DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
August 10, 2011: NOTICE
Federal Register Notice (PDF Version) on the DOE’s invitation for public comment on its intent to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for four years the Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910–5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments due on or before October 11, 2011.
February 14, 2011: BLOG
Two New Studies Show How Energy Consumers Respond to Smart Grid Technology
Two new studies performed by Oklahoma Gas & Electric and the Pecan Street Project in Austin, Texas show how energy consumers respond to smart grid technologies.
November 18, 2010: BLOG
Fort Collins, Colorado on Track to Net Zero
November 24, 2009: PRESS RELEASE
Secretary Chu Announces $620 Million for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects