The GRID DATA Repository

The GRID DATA Repository is a free library of public grid models and research test data.  It contains a grid data collection from across the utility industry and developed by the grid research community, including grid models that are being created under the ARPA-E GRID DATA Program.

The ARPA-E GRID DATA program is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support research in grid optimization and modernization.

The Repository was developed by GridBright, Inc. as open source software to benefit the grid research community.


Key Features

Find public grid models

The Repository contains grid data models collected from across the utility industry.

Search Features

Browse by collection and attributes, or search using any combination of keywords.

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Publish your innovations

The Repository allows researchers to publish new grid models to benefit the community.

Curation Features

Any registered user can submit models.  BetterGrids curators review and classify all submissions to maintain high quality.

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Collaborate with others

The Repository allows researchers to share data and collaborate across distributed teams.

Community Features

Collections are organized by Communities.   Registered users can review, comment, and contribute within authorized Communities.

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Publish your innovations

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The BetterGrids Foundation

The BetterGrids Foundation is a non-profit organization providing support for the GRID DATA Repository in a self-funding and self-governing manner through volunteers.

Our Vision

Our Vision is for grid researchers to have the essential test data they need to develop better grid solutions.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to operate the Repository in a self-funding manner to support research and education in developing better solutions for grid optimization, control, resiliency, and integration of renewable and distributed resources.

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Contributing Organizations

We thank all the following organizations who have contributed to the creation and operation of the Repository.

Latest News

Fundraising for Grid Resiliency Education and Research

January 18th, 2018 BetterGrids launches fundraising to support Grid Resiliency Education and Research Download Fundraising Flyer   We need your support! BetterGrids, an organization with no employees, operates [...]

Fourth Quarter Newsletter 2017

December 14, 2017 BetterGrids published its Fourth Quarter 2017 Newsletter. Download Newsletter Phase 2 Go Live! Last month we delivered Phase 2 of the Repository, with a focus on model semantic [...]

Third Quarter 2017 Newsletter

September 14, 2017 BetterGrids published its Third Quarter 2017 Newsletter. Download Newsletter New Features! We have made several enhancements to the Repository since going Live in April. The most noticeable new [...]

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