GridBright to Leverage ARPA-E GRID DATA Repository to Support Integration of Solar into the Nation's Electric Grid

The three projects represent collaborations among a large number of leading-edge companies including several utilities, technology vendors, national labs, consulting companies, and universities. In all three projects, GridBright will perform the role of Project Data Curator to assist in data collection, conversion, integration, management, and publication.

ALAMO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GridBright, Inc. announced today that it is part of three of the thirteen projects selected for award negotiations by the DOE SunShot Initiative ENERGISE; a $30M program to support integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid.


The three projects represent collaborations among a large number of leading-edge companies including several utilities, technology vendors, national labs, consulting companies, and universities. In all three projects, GridBright will perform the role of Project Data Curator to assist in data collection, conversion, integration, management, and publication. This includes hosting a secure data collaboration platform to facilitate data sharing among the project teams, and preserving research results as open source data and software in the GRID DATA Repository.

The GRID DATA Repository is a free electronic library of grid models and test data being developed by GridBright for the DOE Advanced Research Program Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), as part of the GRID DATA program to support research in grid optimization and modernization. The Repository organizes data from disparate utility industry sources, publications by the grid research community, and new grid models being created under the ARPA-E GRID DATA program. It is an important new tool for fostering stronger collaboration among many different industry stakeholders with interest in new algorithms for grid optimization, control, resiliency, and integration of renewable and distributed resources. For more information, visit BetterGrids.org.

"We are delighted to leverage the open source repository we have developed with ARPA-E funding to support three promising research projects that could add significant value to grid operators and customers," said Ali Vojdani, GridBright CEO.

About GridBright, Inc. | GridBright is the grid management specialists of the utility industry. GridBright helps the electric industry improve grid operations through smarter solutions for managing resiliency, distributed resources, and renewables. We have unique specialization in distribution management and emergency response, and exceptional expertise in renewable resources interconnection and integration. The company is headquartered in Alamo, California and serves utilities and generation companies in US and Canada. To learn more, visit GridBright.com.

About the SunShot Initiative | The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national effort to drive down the cost of solar electricity and support solar adoption. SunShot aims to make solar energy a low cost electricity source for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners. To learn more, visit www.energy.gov/sunshot.

About DOE ARPA-E GRID DATA Initiative | The Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA) program funds the development of large-scale, realistic, validated, and open-access power system network models. These models will have the detail required to allow the successful development and testing of transformational power system optimization and control algorithms, including new Optimal Power Flow (OPF) algorithms. To learn more, visit arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-programs/grid-data.

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