Deployment of Technologies to Enhance Grid Flexibility (Smart Grid Investment Grant Program) - American Cities Climate Challenge

Deployment of Technologies to Enhance Grid Flexibility (Smart Grid Investment Grant Program)

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Electricity

Purpose

To fund grid investments that provide flexibility and help quickly rebalance the electrical system, facilitate the aggregation or integration of distributed energy resources, provide energy storage, provide voltage support, and anticipate and mitigate impacts of extreme weather events or natural disasters on grid resilience.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include electric utilities, such as investor-owned utilities, municipality-owned utilities; Load serving entities, or load distribution companies, which provide electricity distribution services; Retail distributors or marketers of electricity which sell electricity to consumers; System operators which coordinate, control, and monitor the operation of the electrical power transmission systems within a single state or region; and Manufacturers of appliances and equipment to enable smart grid functionalities. Projects must promote the goal of deployment, including development of component technologies.

Decarbonization Considerations

This program helps to implement the necessary upgrades to the electric grid enabling it to work more efficiently and be more resilient, as well as making it capable to effectively integrate renewable and energy efficient technologies and demand management practices. Applicants should partner with utilities to identify local and regional needs.

Equity Considerations

Applicants should consider partnering with utilities to train a next-generation smart grid workforce.

Helpful Tips

N/A

Other Notes

Original program details can be found here: https://www.smartgrid.gov/recovery_act/overview/smart_grid_investment_grant_program.html. IIJA-specific updates are forthcoming.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected end of 2022

Funding Available

$600,000,000

Max Award Amount

TBA

Expected Allocations

TBA

Average Award (Estimated)

TBA

Matching Funds

New program, more information forthcoming.

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