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(IS-2013-59) EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative
This report from EPRI examines the smart grid demonstration initiative. The EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative is a seven- year international collaborative research initiative demonstrat- ing the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in large scale demonstration projects. This three-year update picks up where the two-year update left off; last year it primarily reported on methodologies and tools that were used in developing the foundational research plans for each project. Most of the projects are transitioning from planning phases into deployment phases. Thus, the theme of this update is “State of Deployment.” To capture the State of Deployment of each project, this year’s annual update shares small examples of the people, equipment and work being performed by the members of this initiative. The examples you will see in the following pages depict the full range of activities of a 3 to 5 year demonstration project from planning, deployment, data collection and analysis.