Initiatives Archive

Transmission-Distribution Operations Interface Working Group

Between 2016 and 2017, More Than Smart led a T-D Operations Interface Working Group, comprised of the California ISO, state utilities, DER providers, and interested stakeholders that evaluate a potential operations framework for coordination between the transmission and distribution grids in high-DER penetration futures. Results are captured in More Than Smart’s paper, “Coordination of Transmission and Distribution Operations in a High Distributed Energy Resource Electric Grid“.

The T-D Operations Interface Working Group originated in January 2016.


More Than Smart Working Groups
MTS’s inaugural Working Group works to provide an open, voluntary stakeholder forum to educate and discuss core issues toward identifying potential common ground regarding the evolution of California’s distribution system and the seamless integration of DER to meet customers’ needs and public policy. These meetings led to the development of the Walk-Jog-Run framework paper. View our other resources from this Working Group here.


U.S. Department of Energy’s Distribution System Platform of Tomorrow (DSPx)
This project supports the creation of an integrated distributed electricity system and evaluates innovative approaches to engage stakeholders in its development. Gridworks contributes to DSPx efforts through facilitation, outreach to state leaders, and development of policy reports. Review the work of the DSPx initiative.