GridFWD 2019 is hosted by Grid Forward (formerly Smart Grid NW)

Grid Forward is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and accelerating innovation on the regional electric system. Founded in 2010 as Smart Grid Oregon and then renamed Smart Grid Northwest in 2014, the organization has more than 70 members representing regional utilities, advanced technology providers, major energy users, higher education, government agencies, non-profits and other grid development stakeholders. Grid Forward is committed to providing community and resources for leaders who are working to bring modernization into the electric system by way of advanced technology solutions, updated regulatory and business practices, pathways for funding, and improved corporate culture. More details are available at

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