2017 Research Portfolio

Power Delivery and Utilization - Distribution and Utilization

Power Delivery & Utilization’s Distribution Utilization group focuses on research and technology to improve the delivery and utilization of electricity from the substation to the end user. Areas of research include smart grid, electric transportation, distribution, cyber security, and energy utilization.

Research Areas


Address reliability by providing guidance to utilities on implementing grid modernization and integration, managing assets, reducing O&M costs, and improving overall system performance.

Energy Utilization

Advance customer energy productivity through assessment, testing, and demonstration of emerging demand-side technologies, analytical methods, and behavioral phenomena.

Information, Communication, and Cyber Security

Enable an integrated grid by applying information and communication technologies while addressing existing and emerging threats to an interconnected electric system through technology processes and standards.