National Grid USA Forms Partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Published: Nov 13 2017
Deal Summary

National Grid USA Service Company, Inc., a transmission company, has entered into an agreement with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a research laboratory that offers science and technology research services, to work together on research in the areas of transmission grid modernization and energy storage technologies.

Both the partners will focus on creating a robust, flexible, secure grid that will deliver the clean, reliable, and affordable energy. They will collaborate on topics such as: (a) Grid-scale energy storage (b) advanced transmission network controls and monitoring (C) Integration of distributed and variable energy resources; and (d) enhanced grid cyber protection. The agreement envisions several options for cooperative efforts such as research opportunities, joint workshops, lectures, and symposia; and other forums to promote enhancements in technology, education, and industrial development related to grid modernization and energy storage.

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