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The Smart Grid Experience: Applying Results, Reaching Beyond - Summary of Conference Proceedings

November 2014
U.S. Department of Energy
Smart Grid, Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, SGIG, Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOEs) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held a conference1 to assess progress, impacts, benefits, and lessons learned from utility smart grid projects and to exchange information about future challenges and opportunities. The conference provided participants with information and analysis resulting from unprecedented investments in smart grid deployments over the past five years, funded in large part through cost-shared grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). More than 150 participants representing electric utilities, federal and state government agencies, equipment manufacturers, vendors, universities, and national laboratories attended and contributed their experiences, perspectives, and insights.