Utility control room facility and proving ground for new grid modernization technologies
The Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC), located at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Richland, Washington campus, is a ready resource for research, development, and testing technologies to improve power grid management. Shaped with input from utilities, technology vendors, and researchers, the EIOC serves as a valuable resource and facility for utilities, vendors, government agencies and universities interested in grid-related research and development, education and training.
The EIOC includes two independent control room environments tied together with a dedicated network and server enclave. These control rooms operate independently from PNNL’s campus network, and feature their own externally facing, firewalled, high-bandwidth fiber internet connection.