PNNL Smart Grid Management Technology Licensed To Calico
Technology balances power supply and demand at lowest possible cost
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.
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. PNNL employs 4,500 staff, has an annual budget of nearly $1B, and has been managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Ohio-based Battelle since the laboratory's inception in 1965.
SOURCE: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory