June 12, 2017
GridBright announced today that it has opened its newly developed
BetterGrids Grid Data Repository
for free public use by the community to support advanced grid research.
“The Repository addresses the growing need for more realistic grid models in the public domain to support grid research and testing,” according to Ali Vojdani, CEO of GridBright. “While every utility has models, they usually contain sensitive information so are only available to researchers under strict conditions.”
Design and construction of the Grid Data Repository started last year with input from ARPA-E, grid researchers, and other industry stakeholders. The Repository is built entirely with open source software and is supported by industry volunteers. It is expected to support more advanced research in grid modernization by enabling more comprehensive and transparent testing, as well as richer and more comprehensive research collaborations.
“We thank all the organizations and volunteers who have contributed to the development of the Repository, and look forward to continuing our collaboration in support of smart grid research and education,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., BetterGrids Director.