GMLC at DISTRIBUTECH International®

On behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE), 14 national laboratories make up the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC). In this effort, they partner with industry to build a cleaner, more resilient power grid for our nation. 


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Logo: U.S. Department of Energy

February 7-9, 2023

Stop by the GMLC Booth

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Carl Imhoff (left) and Juan Torres (right.) (Composite image by Shannon Colson | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

From February 7-9, 2023, GMLC will be exhibiting at DISTRIBUTECH International®, the leading transmission and distribution (T&D) event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through T&D systems to the meter and inside the home. If you're at DISTRIBUTECH, stop by and talk with our co-chairs, Carl Imhoff (PNNL) and Juan Torres (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), to learn about the work we're doing, possible partnerships, and research collaboration. We're booth number 5609.


The event will be held in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center and features: 

  • 12,000+ attendees
  • 275+ speakers
  • 500+ exhibitors
  • 1,700+ utility attendees

The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, communications technologies, cyber security, water utility technology, and more.

For additional information on the event, visit

About GMLC

Colorful image of a transmission tower representing six different areas of focus
Image: U.S. Department of Energy

Modernizing the nation’s power grid to accommodate more clean energy resources while being resilient, reliable, and secure in the face of increasing natural and man-made threats is critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The GMLC brings together 14 national laboratories to coordinate and execute research in support of the DOE's Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI). The GMI focuses on developing new tools and technologies to measure, analyze, predict, protect, and control the grid of the future and is operating under the following GMI pillars:

  • Devices and Integrated Systems
  • Flexible Generation and Load
  • Resilient and Secure Systems
  • Planning
  • Operations
  • Market, Policies, and Regulations.