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. New post: Equity in Energy Programs Discussions at GridFWD Seattle
  2. Download the summary of the DOE RFI for the GRIP program.
  3. See the winners of the 2022 Grid Innovator Awards.
  4. GridFWD 2022 announced for Oct 24-26 at Denver’s Empower Stadium.
  5. 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

DOE Grid Deployment Office releases RFI for programs targeted at hardening the electric grid collectively called the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships Program (GRIP). Download the summary here >

GridFWD 2022 is coming to Denver, October 24-26.

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