Generac Grid Services, Holy Cross Energy and Hawaii PUC Commissioner Jennifer Potter are recognized for their industry-defining contributions to modernizing the electric grid during the past year. June 10, 2022 (Portland, Ore.) – Grid Forward announced the winners of the 2022 Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on June 7 in Honolulu, Hawaii....
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60Hertz is recognized for its industry-changing remote maintenance software at Grid Forward’s in-person conference. Seattle, WA – May 19, 2022 – Grid Forward, a member-based non-profit group helping to promote and advance grid modernization, announced 60Hertz, a maintenance software solutions provider, as the winner of the 2022 Grid Innovation Pitch Competition during GridFWD Seattle. During...
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“DOE Wants to Hire You” – Remarks by Michael Pesin of the U.S. Dept. of Energy By Linda Barney, Barney and Associates Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and Development Division at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) was a keynote speaker at the sold-out GridFWD Seattle event...
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Remarks by Michelle Manary from the U.S. Dept. of Energy By Linda Barney, Barney and Associates Michelle Manary, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Grid Infrastructure was a keynote speaker at the sold-out GridFWD 22 conference held on April 19 and 20, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Manary is...
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Remarks by Congressman Adam Smith, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee By Linda Barney, Barney and Associates The sold-out GridFWD 22 conference was held on April 19 and 20, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. The theme of the conference was Keeping Pace with the Energy Transition and included speakers from the electric industry, technology, government...
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Author: Marguerite Behringer, E9 Insight Grid Forward, EPRI, SEPA, and GridWise cohosted the first Utility Business Model Working Group meeting of 2022 in late February with a focus on “Selling Energy As-A-Service.” Consultants and utility representatives explored examples of Energy As-A-Service (EaaS) and how EaaS has emerged as an advantageous business model, particularly when integrated...
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We invite you to join us at GridFWD Seattle, April 19-20 at the Bell Harbor Convention Center in Seattle. Don’t miss this gathering of community, partners and friends from across the region and beyond as together we are “Keeping Pace with the Energy Transition.” Join us in exploring key grid topics like these (our preliminary list): Vehicle to Grid...
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Bryce Yonker, executive director of Grid Forward, was invited by the Sen. Sinema (AZ) to provide testimony via WebEx in a virtual hearing entitled “Strategies for Improving Critical Energy Infrastructure.” This hearing for the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs appeared on live...
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By now you are well aware that the U.S. Senate has passed a mammoth $1.2T bill investing in infrastructure. You may even know that the energy investments were around $100B – a lot of funds no doubt. What you may not have been able to sparse out in the 2700 pages and various steps is...
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The Baton is Now Over to House & Stage Set for $198B Energy Investments in Reconciliation Package  This week the U.S. Senate voted 69-30 to approve a $1.2 trillion down payment in the future of our nation. At the core are a variety of investments in the infrastructure that powers our communities.  Grid Forward has...
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E Source, Snohomish PUD and Carl Imhoff are recognized for their industry-defining contributions to modernizing the electric grid. June 10, 2021 –Grid Forward announced the winners of the 2021 Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on June 10. E Source, Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD) and Carl Imhoff of PNNL were honored for their roles...
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This month Grid Forward hosted a “networking social” discussion with Hawaii PUC Commissioner Jennifer Potter to get her insights into the recent Phase II order for performance-based regulation (PBR). As Hawaii transitions from the cost of service model, the structure it has established has both upside potential earnings for the state utility as well as...
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To identify key innovations to state’s electricity planning, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) formed the Task Force on Comprehensive Electricity Planning. The Task Force has now released a Blueprint for State Action, five Roadmaps for Comprehensive Electricity Planning, an online library, and additional resources (click here for...
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This post originally appeared as a message to the Grid Forward community. It’s been a long time since the U.S. Congress has updated any significant energy legislation. Yesterday, as a part of the coronavirus relief and government funding package, the House and then the Senate agreed to the bi-partisan America Energy Innovation Act that provides funding across...
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By guest contributor Surj Patel – The year 2020 brought us unprecedented challenges from COVID-19, record-breaking wildfires across the west, civil and social unrest and a hotly contested national election. With the transition to a new Biden administration coming in view, Grid Forward and more than 130 leaders in electrical power and the grid came...
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The shift toward e-mobility presents a unique opportunity to address transportation inequities that have long plagued underinvested neighborhoods. Guidehouse reports on how the topic unfolded at GridFWD 2020.
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Uplight, Portland General Electric and Terry Oliver are recognized for their industry-defining contributions to modernizing the electric grid. August 20,2020 – As part of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Grid Forward announced the winners of the Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on August 20, 2020. Uplight, Portland General Electric and Terry Oliver were...
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Larry Bekkedahl, VP, Grid Architecture at Portland General Electric, gave an update on on the utility’s transportation electrification plans, as well as its recent demand response event, during Grid Forward’s fifth Virtual Utility Roundtable. The conversation was wide ranging with utility leaders from across the region, the central coast, down to Los Angeles and across...
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