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. Grid Forward Announces Organizational Role in Nearly $140 Million in GRIP Investments in the Western U.S. Electric Grid.
  2. Read the new article by member company Cadeo on EVs and Grid Resiliency >
  3. GridFWD 2023 has sold out. We are excited to greet you all at Skamania Lodge Oct 16-18!
  4. See our up-to-date resource page on the federal investments specifically for grid enhancing technologies in both the IIJA and the IRA.
  5. Calling all disruptive technologies – enter the 2023 Grid Innovation Pitch Contest!
  6. Get the GridFWD 2023 Preliminary Agenda – registration is open.
  7. Grid Forward Reveals Winners of 2023 Grid Innovator Awards.
  8. New post on $10B USDA funding for co-ops to modernize the grid.
  9. Recent articles: Building Community Resilience and Community, Equity and DERs 

Grid Forward Announces Organizational Role in Nearly $140 Million in GRIP Investments in the Western U.S. Electric Grid – Grid Forward Congratulates All Recipients of U.S. DOE Grid Deployment Office Funding

Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program investments for 58 projects across 44 states totaling up to $3.5 billion. Grid Forward played an organizing role in the bringing together regional stakeholders in multiple submissions, two of which were accepted with a total federal investment of as much as $137,808,674.

Congrats to Delphire, our Grid Innovation Pitch Winner

Please join us in congratulating Delphire Inc for winning the Grid Innovation Pitch Contest! Delphire’s powerline monitoring system enables automated, frequent, and inexpensive inspection of transmission lines. They were chosen by our judges over a very impressive lineup of eight startups in this year’s competition.

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