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Latest Issue: February 2022

  • Save the Date for GridFWD Seattle, April 19-20
  • Enter Pitch Competition ($100,000 AWS Credit and Support)
  • Regional Collaboration Around Federal Infrastructure Investment Continues
  • DOE Announces Grid Undersecretary and New Grid Infrastructure Office
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February 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: Register for GridFWD Seattle April 19-20, Enter Pitch Competition and receive $100,000 in AWS Credits and Support, Regional Collaboration Around Federal Infrastructure Investment Continues in 2022, DOE Announces Grid Undersecretary and New Grid Infrastructure Office, and New podcast.

January 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: Regional Collaboration Talks Continue, Hold the Date for GridFWD Seattle – April 19-20, 2022 Utility Roundtable Meetings Commence, Grid Forward impact on your organization.

December 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: Regional Collaboration Meetings Explore Options for Federal Funding, GridFWD Seattle Planning Continues, UBM End-of-Year Report, New Podcasts.

November 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: Recordings from GridFWD Virtual Summit, Regional Collaboration to Pursue Infrastructure Investments, Watch Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Grid Resiliency With Testimony From Bryce Yonker, U.S. House passes Build Back Better package, New Podcasts.

October 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: Support Energy Infrastructure, Bryce Yonker Testifies at Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Energy Infrastructure, Grid Forward Policy Brief on Advanced Grid Investment, New Podcasts.

September 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: Support Infrastructure and Reconciliation Packages, GridFWD 2021 postponed, New Podcasts, Bonneville Power Administration Joins the Western EIM.

Summer 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill, GridFWD Seattle, Oregon’s Clean Energy Transition, New Podcasts.

June 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: Annual Meeting: New Board Members and Decarbonization Panel Podcast, Watch All the Recorded Sessions from Building the Decarbonized Grid, Utility Business Model Meeting, Grid Innovator Award winners.

April 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: New Summit: Building the Decarbonized Grid, New Podcasts, Grid Innovation Briefing: Share it with your contacts in D.C., 2021 Grid Innovation Awards

March 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: Grid Innovation Forum, FERC Comm. Chatterjee podcast, National Academies social event, Utility Roundtable Apr 15 and Spotlight Member: La Plata Electric Association

February 2021

  • Grid Modernization News: NARUC and NASEO Roadmaps, new podcasts with CPS Energy, Seattle City Light and Q CELLS, relief organizations in Texas, Hawaii PBR insights and more news and virtual events
  • Grid Modernization Resources: U.S. federal policy updates, Hawaii PBR Order and white paper, FERC paper, DERMS study and more grid modernization resources and jobs, plus Spotlight Member PXiSE

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

  • Grid Modernization News: Decarbonization, connected buildings, wildfire mitigation, utility case studies and more news

October 2020

September 2020

  • Grid Modernization News: FERC Order 2222, GridFWD 2020 sessions on Wildfire Mitigation and Deregulation, Podcasts and more

August 2020

July 2020

  • PacifiCorp’ Renewables RFP
  • Portland General’s Residential VPP
  • Avista’s Transactive Microgrid
  • More Regional Grid Modernization News
  • Spotlight Member: Portland General Electric
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June 2020

  • New Podcasts with Debra Smith and Justin Segall
  • Board Chair Scott Harden Now CTO of Microsoft Energy
  • Latest Roundtable Explores Capital/Investment Impacts
  • Grid Forward Annual Meeting Goes Virtual in August
  • Regional Utilities Join in I5 Clean Transit Corridor Study
  • Spotlight Member: Portland General Electric
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May 2020

  • Videos on COVID impacts to load, forecasts, investment
  • Podcasts with Hawaii PUC, Strategen, Tacoma
  • Grid modernization summaries from GridFWD
  • Virtual town hall for members is full
  • Recaps from virtual utility roundtables
  • Spotlight member: Greenlots
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April 2020

  • Roundtable examines COVID-19 impacts on load shape
  • Regional COVID-19 resources and updates
  • Grid Forward preps for May Virtual Town Hall
  • NREL publications, HECO 830 MWh battery and more
  • Spotlight member: EQUS
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March 2020

  • Grid Forward COVID-19 statement and update
  • Virtual roundtable series for members
  • Cadmus article: Decarbonization, Electrification and EE
  • Grid Forward launches policy updates
  • Alaska SB123 OKs new reliability organization
  • Online events and webinars
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February 2020

  •  GridFWD 2020 in Seattle Oct. 13-14
  • Grid Forward Policy Engagement Ramps up
  • Utility Roundtable on Grid Resiliency
  • Oregon Approves PGE Transportation Electrification Plan
  • Member Spotlight: Varentec
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January 2020

  • Managing EVs for revenue and decarbonization
  • CETA enters next stage of strategy effort
  • Grid Modernization in the 2020s part 2 and poll
  • See you at DistribuTECH
  • Member spotlight: LO3 Energy
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