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History of the Galvin Electricity Initiative


 



Date


Event


Pillars of Transformation


 

April 2005

 

 


 

Establishment of the Galvin Electricity Initiative


 

Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


July 2005


“Transforming Electricity Service, Reliability and Value for the 21st Century”:   Work Plan Summary for the Galvin Electricity Initiative developed and published.

 


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


June 2006


The Galvin Electricity Initiative initial Microgrid Workshop was held in Chicago and attended by industry leaders to engage the microgrid and related technology community with the Galvin Electricity Initiative.

 


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


November 2006


Development of Master-Controller Requirements and Specification for Perfect Power Systems as defined by the Galvin Electricity Initiative.

 


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


 

October 2007


 

The Galvin Electricity Initiative worked with the Illinois Institute of Technology on a Perfect Power System design for the University’s campus.


 

Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking

 

Build prototypes that demonstrate the possibilities

 


December 2007


In New Mexico, the Initiative designed a Perfect Power System for Mesa del Sol, a mixed-use community built on a 20-square-mile parcel of land on the edge of Albuquerque.


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking

 

Build prototypes that demonstrate the possibilities


 

September 2008


 

Published by McGraw-Hill and widely distributed, the Perfect Power Book co-authored by Bob Galvin and Kurt Yeager, entitled “PERFECT POWER: How the Microgrid Revolution Will Unleash Cleaner, Greener, and More Abundant Energy”.  Book was launched at the Washington, D.C. National Press Club 9/23/08.

 


 

Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


July 2010


Galvin Electricity Initiative published and distributed the Digest, “An Electric Revolution, Reforming Monopolies, Reinventing the Grid and Giving Power to the People”.

 


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


May 2011


The Perfect Power Seal of Approval (PPSoA) was released by the Galvin Electricity Initiative.  The PPSoA was developed to measure and improve efficacy of smart grid programs throughout the country.

 


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


October 2011


The Galvin Electricity Initiative completed and published the “Declaration of Perfect Power Transformation”, A Declaration Calling for the Transformation of the Electricity System To Empower Consumers, Enable Innovators and Reshape the Regulatory Compact and to be used as a basis for national electricity quality transformation legislation.

 


Leverage quality methods and unconventional thinking


September 2012


PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance and is modeled after LEED.

 

PEER is the culmination of all of the Galvin Electricity Initiative efforts providing a learning system to help electricity stakeholders build the capability to  innovate and drive system transformation


Improve performance measures and pursue perfection or the upper limit