Regional Grid Transformation
Grid for a Changing Region
The Regional Grid Transformation (RGT) initiative is a collaboration between local power companies (LPCs) and TVA to transform the power grid into a more resilient, flexible and integrated system to meet customer expectations and changing world conditions. Working together, we can understand and implement the grid-related initiatives necessary to address current and future needs of the TVA service region.
Value to the Region
From protecting against power disruption from cybersecurity threats or extreme weather events to offering the option for cleaner and more efficient energy generation, grid transformation has multifaceted benefits for all residing and working in TVA’s service region.
Regional benefits include:
- energy affordability and resiliency
- economic development
- clean energy
- secure infrastructure
- overall community vitality
Listen to Steering Team LPC members talk about why RGT is important for the region:
Understand what RGT means for your power company, community and the region. Created by a collaboration of LPCs, subject matter experts and industry research organizations, these roadmaps communicate how the region can collectively plan and respond to grid transformation.
Highlights the regional opportunities and capabilities needed to achieve grid transformation. Capability areas are identified and defined to represent processes, actions and technologies that will transform our grid.Download
Highlights the individual actions and anticipated timelines of example tactical roadmaps from LPCs and TVA. These can be used by all LPCs to understand the types of activities and technologies needed to prepare for the future of the grid.Download
TVA’s Regional Grid Transformation (RGT) team developed a series of case studies highlighting the collaborative efforts between TVA and its LPCs in pursuit of RGT goals, as well as LPC investments into new technologies and capabilities to make their operations more efficient, customer-focused, reliable and resilient. These resources offer lessons learned and recommendations for other TVA local power companies that are exploring or already undertaking similar projects.
Investing in Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Explore how Harriman Utility Board gained board approval and funding to invest in Advanced Metering Infrastructure, which has already streamlined their operations, improved customer service and reduced costs.Download
Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection
Examine how a Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Pilot between TVA and ten Local Power Companies led to the development of recommendations to advance DER interconnection practices across the Valley.DOWNLOAD
Private LTE Network Trial
Learn how West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WKRECC) piloted a private LTE network to showcase the potential for this technology to support the utility’s growing needs and modernize its electric distribution system.DOWNLOAD
Discover how Huntsville Utilities and TVA collaborated to assess and improve their resource planning capabilities to better plan for load, electric vehicle adoption and distributed energy resource growth on their systems.DOWNLOAD