March 2024

Coalition Seeks Bipartisan Support on

Distribution Transformer Supply Chain Legislation

GridWise Alliance recently joined National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and a broad coalition of industry stakeholders to send a letter to the Senate seeking additional bipartisan support for S. 3627, the Distribution Transformer Efficiency and Supply Chain Reliability Act of 2024.


This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), addresses concerns regarding energy security and supply chain stability, striking a balance between efficiency gains and maintaining a steady supply of critical components.

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This year's conference (December 10-11 @ Convene in Washington DC) will provide a platform to share experiences and best practices for the transition from pilot projects to wide-scale deployment of grid modernization initiatives.

Join us for the GridWise Alliance's hallmark annual event dedicated to grid modernization and the policies and technologies that power it. We can't wait to see you!



Sponsorship opportunities are available. If your company is interested in sponsoring, reach out to K. Malaika Walton. 

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Monthly Member Highlights

GridWise Alliance Members Awarded DOE Funds for Grid Modernization Projects


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of 11 projects to receive $34 million for tools to advance a reliable electricity grid run on wind and solar energy. Among those awarded are two GridWise Alliance member projects:

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was awarded $3.6 million for their Wave Apps project which aims provide insights from high-speed, point-on-wave (POW) measurements to grid operators so they can effectively monitor and react to issues brought on by large amounts of inverter-based resources. 

Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) was awarded $3M for a project focusing on managing variability and uncertainty on the grid by developing next-generation operational software that will test a new type of control room risk assessment and management platform.

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative wins Second Annual Powered by Diversity Award

GridWise Alliance Member Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) won the prize in recognition of their journey toward becoming a more inclusive and equitable workplace. The award was announced during DISTRIBUTECH International 2024. Congratulations REC!

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Hitachi Energy Partners With Grid United on HVDC Capacity to Link US Regions

GridWise Alliance member Hitachi Energy is partnering with independent developer Grid United LLC in a collaboration designed to boost high-voltage transmission capacity between the eastern and western US power grids; a problem that has recently vexed US developers who face long lead times for high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission components amid a global supply crunch.

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