Demonstrate an integrated, scalable Smart Grid system that includes all of the interlocking pieces of an end-to-end Smart Grid system - from the transmission and distribution systems to consumer applications like smart appliances and electric vehicles. The project which began in 2010, will focus on the interoperability and interactions between technologies and systems working at the same time - such as communications networks, cyber-security requirements, and interoperability standards.
-- Energy independence advanced through increased renewable resource usage
-- Greenhouse gas emissions reduced through energy efficiency & EV technology
-- Test beds can advance U.S. technologies for a “Global Green-Tech Edge”
-- Evaluate organizational capabilities needed for Smart Grid implementation