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Grid Forward Announces Winner of 2022 Grid Innovation Pitch Competition at GridFWD Seattle

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...
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Advanced Grid Research and Development at the U.S. Dept. of Energy

“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...
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DOE Funds Available for Grid Revitalization

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...
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The Overlap of Advanced Grid Solutions with National Security

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...
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Selling Energy as a Service: Notes from the Utility Business Management Group Meeting

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...
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Time to Make Plans for GridFWD Seattle – April 19-20

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...
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GridFWD Virtual Summit: Managing and Modernizing the Grid Under Stress

Join the GridFWD Virtual Summit to hear from industry experts on grid modernization, resiliency and analytics. Tuesday, November 16th 9am-1pm PST. Register here. The gathering will feature updates at the federal level about significant legislation...
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Grid Forward Executive Director Provides Testimony on Grid Resiliency to Senate Subcommittee

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...
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The Grid in the Infrastructure Package – What’s In, What’s Out, What’s Next

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...
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Senate Passes Package that Supports Significant Investments in the Grid

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...
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Grid Forward Reveals Winners of 2021 Grid Innovator Awards at Virtual Annual Meeting

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...
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“A Framework to Replicate” – A Perspective on Hawaii’s PBR

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...
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Comprehensive Planning: Two Steps Forward from NARUC and NASEO

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...
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Congress Agrees to Sweeping COVID Relief and Government Funding Package, Including American Energy Innovation Act

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...
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Grid Forward Town Hall Explores 2021 Opportunities For Grid Modernization

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...
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