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Department of Energy Announces First Ever Grid Software Competition

Department of Energy Announces First Ever Grid Software Competition

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced ARPA-E's first ever Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The GO Competition is a series of challenges to develop software management solutions for a resilient and secure American electricity grid. Today marks the beginning of GO Challenge 1, offering up to $4 million in prizes to develop new algorithms to make routing power across the grid faster and more efficient. See Press Release.