Grid Resilience and Intelligence Project (GRIP)

Country
United States
Sustainable development goals
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Climate action
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry innovation and infrastructure
  • Sustainable cities and communities
Project link
https://gridmod.labworks.org/project-highlights/new-grid-modernization-projects-announced-resilient-distribution-systems

About the project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is leading the Grid Resilience and Intelligence Project (GRIP), which will help electric grids handle power fluctuations, avoid failures, resist damage, and recover faster from major storms, cyberattacks, solar flares, and other disruptions. GRIP will use predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, which will help anticipate and recover from grid events and disruptions more quickly.

More project information

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is leading the Grid Resilience and Intelligence Project (GRIP), which will help electric grids handle power fluctuations, avoid failures, resist damage, and recover faster from major storms, cyberattacks, solar flares, and other disruptions. GRIP will use predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, which will help anticipate and recover from grid events and disruptions more quickly.

The project will address three different types of problems: 1) anticipating grid problems, 2) helping grids absorb disruptions, and 3) helping grids recover from events.  GRIP will develop algorithms to learn how power grids work by analyzing smart meter data, utility-scale SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) data, electric vehicle charging data, and satellite and street-view imagery. Predictive analytics will help identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption so that it can be reinforced. Also, satellite and street-view imagery will help analyze where vegetation is growing with respect to power lines, how long it takes to grow, and anticipate the effects of high winds and other weather troubles on that vegetation. 

GRIP is partnering with universities, utilities, and private sector companies, and together they are working toward the goal of helping create power grids that can automatically reconfigure themselves to best use distributed energy resources, such as winds and solar, in ways that maximize reliability during both normal and emergency operations. Thus, GRIP will work toward SDGs 7, 8, 9, 11, and 13—that is, promoting affordable and clean energy; encouraging decent work and economic growth; advancing industry, innovation, and infrastructure; fostering cities and communities; and engaging in climate action.