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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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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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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As utilities ramp up clean energy spending, advocates and regulators alike want to ensure the energy transition includes benefits for marginalized and impacted communities. In this article Integrating Local Community Interests into Utility DER Procurement, Guidehouse captures new thinking around energy equity and DERs from GridFWD 2022 as well as its recent collaboration with Puget Sound Energy for...
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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 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 theme of the conference was Keeping Pace with the Energy Transition and included speakers from the electric industry, technology, government...
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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 Pace with the Energy Transition.” Join us in exploring key grid topics like these (our preliminary list): Vehicle to Grid...
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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 and administration priorities as well as at the regional level with on-the-ground updates from key modernization efforts. Detailed agenda below:...
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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 on Government Operations and Border Management of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs appeared on live...
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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 no doubt. What you may not have been able to sparse out in the 2700 pages and various steps is...
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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 our nation. At the core are a variety of investments in the infrastructure that powers our communities.  Grid Forward has...
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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 and government funding package, the House and then the Senate agreed to the bi-partisan America Energy Innovation Act that provides funding across...
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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 new Biden administration coming in view, Grid Forward and more than 130 leaders in electrical power and the grid came...
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Uplight, Portland General Electric and Terry Oliver are recognized for their industry-defining contributions to modernizing the electric grid. August 20,2020 – As part of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Grid Forward announced the winners of the Grid Innovator Awards during its Annual Member Meeting on August 20, 2020. Uplight, Portland General Electric and Terry Oliver were...
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On Thursday June 4th, Grid Forward hosted its fourth Virtual Utility Roundtable, in which a group of members and advisors looked forward to the future by exploring the impact of COVID-19 on grid modernization investments and other capital improvements. This discussion built on earlier virtual utility roundtables in which another group analyzed data and examined...
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