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Department of Energy Intends to Offer $4 Million in Sensor Data Analytics Demonstrations Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a notice of intent for its Office of Electricity to issue a $4 million funding opportunity announcement.

The funding opportunity announcement “aims to enhance grid reliability and resilience given the availability of advanced data collection and analysis to develop the grid of the future,” DOE said. 

“The tsunami of data” from advanced metering infrastructure, specifically, as well as sensors with fast-streaming data sets, “have challenged the traditional methods of utility data acquisition, use, and storage. Advanced analytics from sensor data must consider the physical system capabilities and human factors that will lead to follow up actions,” DOE said.

This funding opportunity announcement seeks to establish a portfolio of projects that demonstrate the various geographic, economic, and climate conditions that comprehensively help assess the deployment of advanced sensor technologies.

DOE is strongly encouraging demonstrations and direct partnerships with data providers and power sector utilities to ensure analytics meaningfully support planning and operations decisions.

DOE envisions that the awarded projects will include both research and development and demonstration tasks.

Although DOE is not requesting comments on this NOI, interested parties can submit comments via [email protected].

DOE will not address questions at this time regarding the FOA issuance. Details on how to submit questions and comments will be in the FOA, if released.

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