The Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET), in pursuit of our mission, has embarked on a number of projects to serve the purposes of the organization and has an ongoing process in place to develop still other projects, all of which are intended to move the Texas electric grid toward a modern grid, often referred to as a "smart" grid, the benefits of which we believe will be spread to all sectors of the Texas economy.
CCET projects are developed from within the membership of companies who, along with the officers of the organization, carry out the projects, where supplemental services are provided by the vendor community. External funding and joint project support comes from government and other funding entities. CCET has leveraged funding support from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) whose purpose is to help develop and diversify the Texas economy by expediting innovation and commercialization of research. CCET has also been successful in obtaining one of the Nation's largest Regional Demonstration Projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Smart Grid program as implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy.