The GridWise Wire is a monthly transmission on grid modernization distributed by GridWise Alliance to update you on our efforts in the industry to modernize the grid.
Bringing Smart Grids to Life: A Discussion with GridWise Alliance CEO
GridWise Alliance CEO Karen Wayland was recently interviewed on an episode of "The Power Playbook: How Leaders Use Renewables," an online series produced by the Wall Street Journal. She discussed the state of grid modernization in the United States as well as the impacts of infrastructure improvements on communities, including equity and affordability.
Monthly Member Highlight
GridWise Alliance would like to acknowledge and congratulate our member company, EY, on the publication of their white paper, "From Defense to Offense, Utilities Game Plan for a Recession."

The paper explores lessons utilities can learn from previous periods of price and supply chain uncertainty to navigate the current mix of conditions and plot a course forward.
GMI Readiness Framework
If you have not done so already, please review and download the GMI Readiness Framework. This publication is a tool for states and utilities to evaluate grid modernization progress.

The GMI Readiness Framework is the first phase in a three-part evolution of the Grid Modernization Index (GMI). The next two stages will be:
  • Data collection and research into state grid readiness levels.
  • Publication of the GMI Readiness Report, evaluating states on their readiness and illustrating pathways for continued forward movement.
GridWise Alliance is currently fundraising to support a comprehensive research process for the report. If you would like to support this initiative or for more information, please email K. Malaika Walton.   
Resources on Grid Modernization Technologies
GridWise Alliance has launched a series of issue papers on the technologies that support grid modernization. Click on the links below to read the first two publications in this ongoing series:

Stay tuned for the next release in the series:

  • Grid Technologies to Support FERC Order 2222 (Coming Soon!)
Upcoming Grid Modernization Events
April 10-13
  • April 11 at 1:00 PM PT: GridWise Alliance CEO Karen Wayland will participate in the panel discussion "Enhancing the Grid: Technology, Policies, and Incentives."

April 13 & 15, 2023
Student Sustainability Summit, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

April 28, 2023
Advanced Grid Funding Through the USDA: A 90-min webinar with the USDA, Grid Forward and NWPPA

May 15-17, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 16 at 11 AM ET: GridWise Alliance CEO Karen Wayland will participate in the panel discussion “Deploying Energy Infrastructure: Learning from Other Industries.”

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Dec 5 - 6, 2023|Convene| Washington, DC
About GridWise Alliance:
The GridWise Alliance leads a diverse membership of electricity industry stakeholders focused on accelerating innovation that delivers a more secure, reliable, resilient, and affordable grid to support decarbonization of the U.S. economy. For more information about the GridWise Alliance, visit: www.gridwise.org.