Each of the efforts described below are designed to help change the industry in a unique way, through the development and delivery of content that can be leveraged by GridWise members and other stakeholders that reflects the Alliance’s strategic vision.
Grid Modernization Index (GMI)
The GMI has become widely recognized across the industry as a resource that benchmarks states on a wide range of grid modernization policies, practices and investments; providing insights into the progress and various approaches. The GMI takes a comprehensive view, tracking dozens of specific changes in each state and highlighting several of the most significant changes in the industry.
gridCONNEXT brings together business, utility, finance, and policy leaders to explore the most important topics impacting the grid. The event convenes world-class experts to explore diverse perspectives and uncover market innovations poised to redraw the electric utility landscape. With the growth of clean energy, energy storage and electrified transportation – along with new business and regulatory models supporting investments in DERs and grid modernization – this event offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and explore what’s next in the utility sector.
Early grid modernization efforts in the utility industry began more than a decade ago and has been expanding to include both additional utilities and innovative technology solutions since. GridWise collects numerous examples of grid modernization efforts by its members to demonstrate the benefits and impacts of different approaches. Using webinars, workshops and other methods it makes this information available to all stakeholders; addressing specific high priority changes currently ongoing.
GridWise uses a comprehensive set of “guiding principles”, agreed to by its members, as a basis for identifying, exploring and developing new policies for federal, state, and local policymakers. These policies and the relevant background research serve as a resource guide for members to inform stakeholders across the industry. New issues are being continually identified and explored by actively engaging our members regularly and synthesizing concepts into specific policy positions.