On May 2, 2016, as part of DOE's ongoing efforts to modernize the nation's grid through the Grid Modernization Initiative, it announced $25 million in available funding through an effort called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE). This effort was designed to help software developers, solar companies, and utilities accelerate the integration of solar energy into the grid. ENERGISE specifically seeks to develop software and hardware platforms for utility distribution system planning and operations that integrate sensing, communication, and data analytics. These hardware and software solutions will help utilities manage solar and other distributed energy resources on the grid and will be data-driven, easily scaled-up from prototypes, and capable of real-time monitoring and control.
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