DOE announces $46 million for solar generation resiliency research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $46 million in research funding to advance holistic solutions that provide grid operators the situational awareness and mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats. »Grid operators need the tools and technologies to ensure that the electric grid is resilient and energy services are delivered to critical infrastructure«, says the agency. These projects will develop and validate control strategies, real-time system monitoring, robust communications and other technologies to make solar power at the bulk power and distribution levels more resilient. Approximately, 10 projects, varying from $2 to $10 million in size, will be funded over 3 years.
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