A collaborative NETL-led effort to transform Pittsburgh’s energy infrastructure and establish the Steel City as a “Clean Energy City of the Future” will receive the 2019 State and Local Economic Development Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer. Previously a recipient of the same award from FLC’s Mid-Atlantic Region, NETL’s City of Pittsburgh Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) team was selected for the national honor from applicants throughout FLC’s network of more than 300 federal laboratories, agencies and research centers across the country. The award will be presented to team members at an April 24 ceremony in Orlando, Florida. City of Pittsburgh officials and NETL representatives signed the MOU on July 17, 2015, building upon a long history of collaboration. The MOU aims to modernize Pittsburgh’s aging infrastructure by implementing an innovative “grid of microgrids” concept that capitalizes on five existing energy districts and the city’s unique geographic features to supply local residents with clean, reliable and cost-effective power.