GridIntellect employees are experts at Community Resilience. Our team is made up of NIST Community Resilience Fellows with experience in energy, buildings, communications, water and wastewater, and social domains. Using NIST’s 6-Step Guide to Planning for Community Resilience (which we helped develop), we have the skills and experience to support and lead Community Resilience Planning, Local Energy Assurance Plans, Disaster Response Plans, and other related resiliency planning documentation. We can support communities in implementing intelligent plans based on individual needs, priorities, and goals.
Our founder led the formation and operation of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) under contract to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) effort for 6 years under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Our team is constantly helping new technology firms find their business and technology role in the Smart Infrastructure future. Past and current firms include communications infrastructure, distributed energy resource controls, energy storage, and grid equipment vendors.
From our experience on Smart Grid projects and Microgrid projects, electric and thermal energy storage place essential roles in the reliability, resiliency, and economics of distributed energy resource (DER) fleets and microgrids. Energy storage plays several simultaneous roles that give Microgrids the flexibility to deliver optimal performance.