Promoting and Accelerating Grid Modernization

We’re an industry association defining pathways for electric grid modernization via advanced technology, policy progress and business innovation.

What’s New @
Grid Forward

  1. Meet 60Hertz, Winner of 2022 Grid Innovation Pitch Competition
  2. GridFWD Seattle is complete! See three articles about remarks from our opening sessions: 
    1. The Overlap of Advanced Grid Solutions with National Security, remarks by Congressman Adam Smith, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee 
    2. DOE Funds Available for Grid Revitalization, remarks by Michelle Manary from the U.S. Dept. of Energy
    3. Advanced Grid Research and Development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy, remarks by Michael Pesin of the U.S. Dept. of Energy
  3. Help Pass Federal Investment in the Grid – see more than 20 examples of the impacts and benefits of various advanced grid projects.
  4. Grid Modernization in the Senate Infrastructure Bill – Bryce shows you where the investments are.

GridFWD Seattle is over. Thanks to all who participated.

Grid Innovation Pitch Competition

Congratulations to the GridFWD Seattle pitch winner: 
Piper Wilder
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, 60Hertz

Annual Meeting Planned June 7-8 in Honolulu

Grid Forward members: our annual meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the NARUC educational conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Watch your email for details.

Be a Member of Grid Forward

Your organization can play a fundamental role in Grid Forward’s mission to promote and accelerate grid modernization in our region. Your membership will serve you in several ways:

  • Engagement: plug into regular communications, quarterly roundtables, shared-initiative working groups and members-only forums
  • Connection: get facilitated introductions across our diverse member base including utilities, regulators, technology providers, implementers, advocates and more
  • Promotion: build awareness of your projects and employment opportunities in the newsletter and at our events
  • Influence: attend our annual planning meeting, join the board of directors or advisors and help drive key initiatives and shape events events and other perks
  • Leadership: demonstrate your industry thought leadership at key meetings and show influence in critical regional and national forums

“The energy transition is real and accelerating. Common goals to provide clean, reliable and equitable energy require stakeholders across the industry to work together in unprecedented ways. Grid Forward provides a platform for diverse industry leaders including utilities, grid operators, solution providers and energy consumers to collaborate on the most pressing challenges and opportunities.”

Scott Harden
CTO, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY, MICROSOFT