Lessons Learned

EPRI Smart Grid

Demonstration Initiative - (4 Year Update)

by Matt Wakefield, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA

On behalf of the electric utility members of this initiative and the EPRI technical staff, we hope you find this update valuable.

The EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative is a seven year international collaborative research initiative demonstrating the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in large scale demonstration projects. The initiative, which began in 2008, is leveraging multi-million dollar Smart Grid investments in the electric utility industry for a common goal of shared learning that covers a wide breadth of technology, deployment, and program results among 23 participating utilities.

The four-year update (EPRI Report 1025781) picked up where the three-year update (EPRI Report 1023411) left off where, in 2012, as the initiative advanced past the half-way mark, the research progressed into a stage where solid results became available and could be shared with the industry. The five-year update will be released in August 2013 (EPRI Report 3002000778). More

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