CABA Information Series
IS-2004-11 GridWise™: The Benefits of a Transformed Energy System
The combination of market deregulation, the growth in electricity demand and the normal “boom and bust” cycle all add up to a looming crisis in the industry. The increased availability of energy information technologies can play an important role in addressing these issues. The collective application of these information-based technologies to the U. S. power grid is becoming known as the GridWise™ vision or concept. This paper written by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy presents a preliminary scoping assessment conducted to envision the general magnitude of several selected benefits the GridWise concept could offer when applied nationally.