DOE allots $44 million to help make the electric grid more sustainable and reliable

DOE allots $44 million to help make the electric grid more sustainable and reliable 

April 29, 2024
The projects are designed to help grid planners and operators implement new technologies that allow the grid to be more flexible and resilient to changes.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $34 million to help create a clean, reliable electricity grid that runs on wind and solar energy. The funds will be used to support 11 projects selected for the Solar Energy Technologies Office’s Operation and Planning Tools for Inverter-Based Resource Management and Availability for the Future Power System (OPTIMA) funding program. The projects are designed to help grid planners and operators implement new technologies that allow the grid to be more flexible and resilient to changes. In addition, the DOE has introduced a new $10 million funding opportunity to streamline the interconnection of clean energy to the grid. 

What people are saying

In a recent quote, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said, “We can’t deploy clean energy if we can’t get renewable sources connected onto our grid. Thanks to support from the Biden-Harris Administration, we are developing new, state-of-the-art tools to break up logjams to connect more clean energy sources to the grid even faster, giving Americans access to more affordable and resilient sources of clean energy.”   

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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