June 7, 2017

T&D World discusses the ARPA-E Grid Data Program and the BetterGrids.org Repository

The article – Grid Data Program to Spur Smarter Grid-Edge Analytics – discusses the big gap that needs to be filled between pretty pictures illustrating general smart utility concepts, and actual applications in practice.

Fundamentally, to build the new tools we will need to optimize increasingly complex dispatch on the grid, we will need reliable and highly detailed models of electricity demand, in all its complexity, along with equally detailed data models of the varying output of all the different sources of electric power which utilities employ to meet that demand, as well as additional models for performance parameters for T&D systems connecting the two.

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