MISSION & APPROACH
Expertise to enable grid transformation
GridLab provides technical grid expertise to enhance policy decision-making and to ensure a rapid transition to a reliable, cost effective, and low carbon future.
Now that the costs of clean technologies are competitive with traditional generation, grid reliability and integration concerns have emerged as the cited barriers to clean energy adoption. GridLab aims to correct a historical imbalance in which utilities have, by default, been the sole voice with respect to grid reliability. By providing stakeholders the tools to improve the technical depth and quality of their testimony, GridLab helps to enrich the regulatory process, resulting in a more objective outcome.
GridLab provides direct technical assistance for expert testimony in contested dockets, engineering reports, and modeling. GridLab’s technical assistance platform is supported by a network of over 60 independent consultants and firms with recognized power systems knowledge.
TheGridLab is an online community forum for advocates, experts, and other interested parties to share knowledge and technical information around the design, operation, and attributes of a flexible and dynamic grid. TheGridLab platform has over 220 members and hosts discussions ranging from the role of regulated utilities in owning energy storage to appropriate valuation methods for avoided distribution charges.
GridLab partners with allied organizations to develop training modules on complex grid topics for use by advocates, regulators, and policymakers. In addition,GridLab develops written reports and whitepapers on relevant grid issues for dissemination to a broader audience.