PacifiCorp, EnergyHub and Larry Bekkedahl are recognized for their industry-defining contributions to modernizing the electric grid. June 27, 2024 –Grid Forward announced the winners of the 2024 Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on June 27, 2024. Pacificorp, EnergyHub and Larry Bekkedahl received recognition for their roles in helping to lead the electric...
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Grid Forward played host at two recent events that together help paint the picture of how the federal government, state regulators and utilities are aligning on solutions for grid modernization. Download our summary of the two events to learn how the emerging advanced grid technologies, coupled with unprecedented levels of federal investment, are impacting utility...
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By Linda Barney, Barney and Associates On April 30, 2024, GridForward hosted a Utility Business Model (UBM) Working Group session where a representative from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions introduced innovative ideas laid out in the Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Innovative Grid Deployment Report. Bryce Yonker, Grid Forward executive director...
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The current U.S. administration has been very active in introducing programs to advance grid modernization – so much so that it can be challenging to keep them all straight. That’s one reason we invited Whitney Muse, Senior Advisor for the Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation at the White House, to kick off Season...
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Here’s another recap from GridFWD 2023, excerpted from an article in Public Utilities Fortnightly. We continue to see expert commentary and insights arising from our sessions at GridFWD 2023. In this latest example, we hear from participants in a panel session entitled “Case Studies in Grid-Edge Disruption and the Electrification of Everything” from Tuesday, October...
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An article by Brett Lyon and Tom Brim,North Highland’s Energy and Utilities practice Electric utilities now have access to a rapidly proliferating array of technologies that help operators manage the disruption facing the grid with an eye toward resiliency. Grid Forward is once again at the forefront of this conversation at the 2023 Grid Forward...
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A perspective from GridFWD 2023 by Sam Teal Last month, I attended the 2023 GridFWD conference at Skamania Lodge in the stunning Columbia Gorge. Representatives from utilities, government agencies, energy consultancies, and technology vendors came from across North America to share perspectives on working toward a more resilient, reliable, secure, affordable, and just energy future....
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The U.S. DOE Grid Deployment Office (GDO) announced the second funding opportunity under the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program, with up to $3.9 billion available for projects to enhance grid flexibility and resilience, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. What You Need to Know Now Read the announcement here > Download and read the Funding Opportunity...
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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...
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Grid resiliency was the central topic of the 2022 GridFWD conference in Denver, Colorado. The 2023 conference is coming back to the Pacific Northwest this year and building on the previous one with the focus on advancing the electric grid by embracing disruptions. As more states set ambitious decarbonization targets, the integration of variable renewable...
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Utilidata and Pat Hoffman are recognized for their industry-defining contributions to modernizing the electric grid. June 26, 2023 –Grid Forward announced the winners of the 2023 Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on June 23, 2023. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Utilidata and Pat Hoffman received recognition for their roles...
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by Bryce Yonker, Executive Director, Grid Forward. This article was first published in the NWPPA Bulletin. While many of us in the utility community wait to hear back from the U.S. DOE on initial funding for submissions such the as the Grid Resilience and Innovative Partnership program, another agency in the federal government is gearing...
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An article by Katie Bertcher, Larry Gelbien, and Stuart SchareGuidehouse Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure Many utilities in the western United State are ramping up wildfire planning and management efforts in light of increasing wildfires generally and, more specifically, to address the related risk to utility lines and the potential liability for starting wildfires. Simply “doing...
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Our GridFWD Seattle event in April of this year included many topics, foremost among them was diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the energy and utility industries. Our friends at the Cadeo Group attended several DEI-focused sessions and have prepared a 2-part blog post series on what they experienced at those sessions, in interviews with key practitioners,...
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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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