On June 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) announced that it will invest more than $10 million in projects that will “improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions.”  Specifically, DOE will make Recovery Act grants to help deploy software that works with synchrophasor technology – which can measure instantaneous voltage, current, and frequency at specific grid locations – in order to increase timely access to information related to the status and condition of a transmission system.

In its announcement DOE explained that the grants have been awarded to six separate projects, but is still subject to final negotiation.