The advanced research group at the U.S.
Department of Energy (ARPA-E) has created a project known as "GRID
DATA" to improve the number of open access distribution and transmission
models that are available to researchers. As part of this effort, NRECA is
looking to recruit cooperatives who are willing to anonymize and share
samples of their distribution circuit models with the end goal of encouraging
researchers to test their work against cooperative systems.