Skip to main content

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provided the U.S. Department of Energy with $4.5 billion to modernize the electric power grid and to implement Title XIII of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007.

The two largest initiatives are the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program and the Smart Grid Demonstration Program (SGDP), which were originally authorized by EISA, and later modified by the Recovery Act. The DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) was responsible for managing these five-year programs.


SGIG focuses on deploying existing smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques to improve grid performance today. SGDP explores advanced smart grid and energy storage systems and evaluates performance for future applications. Other smart grid programs funded through the Recovery Act include Workforce Training for the Electric Power Sector, interoperability and cybersecurity and the Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program.


Learn more about these Recovery Act Smart Grid programs, studies and activities:

Additional information is also available on projects and publications that were funded by the Recovery Act.


The location, information, and data for each smart grid project are provided in this section.
Click for Projects


These reports include analysis, impacts, lessons learned, best practices, analytical tools, and case studies that were supported by the Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs.
Click for Publications

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

None:prod None build None