Next Generation Grid Components R&D Program Planning Workshop
August 17 – 18, 2016
Much of the “smart grid” transformation has focused on applying advanced digital information and communication technologies to help modernize the electric power grid. To achieve the full value of grid modernization, advances in grid hardware are also needed. Next-generation technologies can improve the performance and lifetimes over current designs and unleash new capabilities for the grid. The purpose of this workshop is to identify gaps in the landscape of grid transmission and distribution components, highlight opportunities for R&D, and outline goals and priorities. Outcomes of the workshop will inform the development of DOE’s Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) multi-year program plan (MYPP).