Access to the EIOC
The Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC) is a user-oriented grid control facility with the goal of advancing research, development and deployment of grid-related technologies, and advancing grid-related training. Researchers, industry members, government users and vendors may have physical and remote access to the state-of-the art research platform in Richland, Wash.
The EIOC is available on a fee basis to researchers, industry members, government users and vendors, who may integrate hardware and software technologies into this unique energy operations capability.
The EIOC also boasts comprehensive and secure networking capabilities which allow integration, development and testing of technologies remotely from across the United States. In addition, the EIOC has the capability to host multi-control area training sessions remotely, allowing different balancing authorities to participate in the same simulation at the same time from different locations.
Operationally, the EIOC is fully capable of operating as a backup control center for a transmission operator. With the implementation of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standard EOP-008-0, Plans for Loss of Backup Control Center Functionality, we propose a high-reliability and low-cost solution to smaller- and medium-sized utilities needing this capability.
To learn more about how you can leverage these unique capabilities, please email Kim Chamberlin, or call (509) 372-4700.