EPRI: Electric Power Research Institute

Smart Grid Resource Center

Smart Grid Demonstration — Integration of Distributed Energy Resources

EPRI’s smart grid demonstration project initiative will conduct several regional demonstrations and supporting research focusing on smart grid activities related to integration of Distributed Energy Resources. These will include distributed generation, storage, renewables, and demand response technology into a “virtual power plant” to:

  • Help to define roles for distributed resources and integration requirements in different market environments
  • Determine requirements for demand-side technology integration with system operation
  • Provide the basis for standards development that will facilitate widespread deployment and integration of distributed resources

The project will apply IntelliGrid methodology to define requirements for the technologies themselves as well as the communication, information, and control infrastructures that support integration of the technologies.

We have a large industry collaborative with numerous stakeholders and utilities including:

  • American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEP)
  • Ameren Services Company
  • CenterPoint
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • Con Edison
  • Duke
  • Electricité de France
  • Entergy
  • Ergon Energy
  • ESB Networks
  • Exelon (ComEd and PECO)
  • FirstEnergy
  • Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Hydro-Québec
  • KCP&L
  • PNM Resources
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Salt River Project
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern Company
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • Wisconsin Public Service

EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration

EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration