Commitment to Action

Electric Grid Research, Innovation & Development Center

Commitment by

Duke Energy Corporation

In 2013, Duke Energy Corporation, in partnership with Clemson University, committed to create the Duke Energy e-GRID (Electric Grid Research, Innovation and Development) Center and establish the Duke Energy Endowed Chair for Smart Grid Technology at Clemson University. Through this seven million dollar commitment, Duke Energy seeks to 1) advance the efficiency and reliability of the nation's aging electrical infrastructure; 2) accelerate new energy technology development globally; 3) spur economic development by accelerating movement of new energy-related technologies to the marketplace; and 4) provide educational opportunities for the future workforce, educational institutions, and industry. As the first of its scale and functionality, the e-GRID Center will contribute to the transformation of the electric grid into an energy efficient digital communications network, fit for the 21st century.

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Commitment

Electric Grid Research, Innovation & Development Center

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$7,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Duke Energy Corporation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Clemson University