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PNNL smart grid management technology licensed to Calico

Technology balances power supply and demand at lowest possible cost

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January 29, 2013 Share This!

  • PNNL's energy management technology for smart grid operations has been licensed to Calico Energy Services of Bellevue, Wash.

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RICHLAND, Wash. — Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's technology behind an approach to managing power supply and demand on the electric grid has been licensed Calico Energy Services of Bellevue, Wash. Battelle, which manages PNNL for the Department of Energy, licensed to Calico a portfolio of smart grid-related intellectual property.

"PNNL's technology represents a major leap forward in our nation's ability to manage grid reliability, balance the ever-expanding complexities of our electricity distribution system, integrate renewables and engage consumers in energy savings programs," said PNNL engineer Rob Pratt, who led the team that developed the licensed technology. "We look forward to seeing utilities and consumers benefit from this technology."

PNNL's development of the technology was funded by DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Read Calico's news release for more information about the technology and license.

Tags: Energy, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Renewable Energy, Energy Production, Smart Grid

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