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 Modernization in the Senate Infrastructure Bill – Bryce shows you where the investments are.
  2. GridFWD 2021 dates announced! Join us November 9-10 in Seattle, WA, face-to-face.
  3. Grid Forward Reveals Winners of 2021 Grid Innovator Awards at Virtual Annual Meeting – E Source, Snohomish PUD and Carl Imhoff of PNNL. Congrats!
  4. New podcasts! Energy and Climate Take Center Stage in Washington State Legislative Session and What Grid Operators Can Do For Decarbonization of Electric Systems (live recording).
  5. Read the Grid Innovation Briefing prepared by Grid Forward, partners and members – and share it with your contacts in Congress.
  6. New article: Comprehensive Planning: Two Steps Forward from NARUC and NASEO from the Task Force co-chair Jeffrey Ackermann.

We’re Uniting All Those Working For Grid Modernization

Grid Forward brings together diverse stakeholders to educate and collaborate with one another to identify, replicate and scale successful approaches to modernizing our regional grid. We provide information and community to help leaders create pathways for electric grid modernization via advanced technology, policy progress and business innovation.

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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

“Grid Forward will help us work more closely with utilities and grid operators to modernize and digitize their operations. We look forward to helping define and collaborate in its activities and membership this year.”

Matt Schnugg