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Latest Issue: June 2023

  • EV-Grid Symposium + EV Racing This Week
  • U.S. Treasury Announces Direct Pay Incentives for Non-Profits
  • Listen in to New Podcasts with SCL, SRP and Grid Forward
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June 2023

  • Grid Modernization News: EV-Grid Symposium + EV Racing This Week, U.S. Treasury Announces Direct Pay Incentives for Non-Profits, New podcasts.

May 2023

  • Grid Modernization News: Register Today for EV-Grid Symposium and EV Racing Event – June 23-24, Webinar: U.S. Treasury Direct Pay Incentives for Rural Co-ops, New Informative Podcasts from Grid Forward Chats Season 4.

April 2023

  • Grid Modernization News: Advanced Grid Funding Via the USDA, Join Us: EV-Grid Symposium and EV Racing Event, GridFWD 2023 Call Topic Submissions is Closing Soon, New podcasts.

March 2023

  • Grid Modernization News: GridFWD 2023 Calls for topic submission. Wildfire’s Legacy: Paradigm Shift to a More Resilient Grid. New podcast: “States Driving the Grid Ahead: A Podcast Discussion with Washington Governor Jay Inslee”

February 2023

  • Grid Modernization News: New Article from GridFWD 2022: Building Community Resilience. Podcast: Aligning Energy and Climate with RMI’s Jon Creyts. Grid Forward Continues Support for Regional GRIP Opportunities. GridFWD 2023 is Coming October – Sponsorships Still Available.

January 2023

  • Grid Modernization News: New Article on Community, Equity and DERs from Guidehouse. Mark Down Oct 10-11 for GridFWD 2023 – and Become a Sponsor. Sponsor Our Grid Forward Chats Podcast Season 4 in 2023.

December 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: DOE GRIP Updates – First Deadline is Friday! At DISTRIBUTECH, Power Down with Grid Forward and Friends. Put GridFWD 2023 into Your Planning for Next Year.

November 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: GRIP Funding Alert: FOA Released Concept Papers Due December 16. Exodigo Wins Latest Grid Innovation Pitch Competition. GridFWD 2022 Sees Wide-Ranging Topics on Grid Resiliency. Meet Up With Us at GridCONNEXT and DISTRIBUTECH.

October 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: Meet Influential DOE Leaders at GridFWD 2022.
    Podcasts With PG&E and Others Explore Grid Resiliency. Cadeo Group Article Explores Energy Equity and Community Engagement Topics from GridFWD Seattle.

September 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: Updated GridFWD Agenda Released: See All the Speakers, Topics, Huddles, Tours and More. Meet the Grid Innovation Pitch Competition Competitors. New Podcasts Explore Diversity and Innovation in Energy.

August 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: Podcast: Inflation Reduction Act – What’s in it for the Grid?
    GridFWD 2022 Announces Speakers, Grid Resiliency Tours and More. 

May/June 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: GridFWD 2022 – Coming Oct 24-26 at Empower Field. Join Us in Hawaii (or Online) Along with DOE’s Pat Hoffman for Our Annual Meeting. Catch Our Podcast with Senator Murkowski on the State of Energy Policy. New Cadeo Paper Contrasts the IIJA with the 2009 Recover Act.

April 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: GridFWD Seattle Was a Hit-Don’t miss GridFWD2022 This Fall. New Article: Selling Energy as a Service. Grid Forward Annual Meeting Planned for Jun 7 or Jun 8 in Honolulu.

March 2022

  • Grid Modernization News: GridFWD Seattle Unveiled: See Key Speakers, Topics, Sessions, and More. Meet the Contenders for the $100K Grid Innovation Pitch Competition.

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