Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center

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.