The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) is holding a peer review on September 4–7, 2018, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. During this event, a portfolio of grid modernization activities across 13 programs will be reviewed, including seven recently awarded Resilient Distribution Systems projects. The comprehensive review will look at the projects at a program level, provide lessons learned, and share best practices. A poster session will provide an opportunity for attendees to talk with the researchers and learn more about the over 80 projects in the portfolio. In addition, a dedicated session will discuss the 11 Pioneer Partnership Projects that ended earlier this year.
Registration for this peer review workshop is free. To confirm your attendance, please complete the registration form.
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Sleeping rooms are available at the Sheraton Pentagon City at the group rate of $119/night plus taxes (BELOW government per diem) on the nights of September 4, 5 and 6, 2018. Reservations must be made by Friday, August 10 2018
. Reservations are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed at the group rate after this date. You can make your online reservation starting today by using our dedicated group reservation site
or you can call 1-800-325-3535 to make reservations by phone.
Transportation to the Hotel
Walking / Metro
The hotel is located approximately 1.5 miles from the Pentagon City Metro Station (30–45 minute walk). For walking directions from the metro, see Google Maps
. Google Maps can also be used to outline walking directions from other locations in the city.
Ronald Reagan National Airport offers metro service directly from the airport. To get to the Sheraton, take a yellow or blue line train to the Pentagon City Metro Station (approximately 5 minutes from the airport). Shuttle service is available from the Pentagon City Metro Station to the Sheraton on weekdays, beginning at 6:30 a.m. and running through 11:30 p.m. The shuttle leaves the metro station every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. A return shuttle from the Sheraton to the Pentagon City Metro Station is also available, leaving at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour throughout the day.
The hotel offers complimentary shuttle van service to and from the Pentagon City Metro Station and Ronald Reagan National Airport.
From Hotel to Metro:
The shuttle runs weekdays starting at 6:15 a.m. and weekends starting at 7:15 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. The shuttle leaves the hotel 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour, every hour. The last shuttle leaves the hotel at 11:15 p.m.
From Metro to Hotel:
The shuttle runs weekdays starting at 6:30 a.m. and weekends starting at 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The shuttle leaves the metro station every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. The last shuttle leaves the metro at 11:30 p.m.
From Airport to Hotel:
The shuttle picks up from Terminal A, Door 5 and Door 9, at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past every hour. The first pick up is at 5:15 a.m. and last pick up is at 12:15 a.m. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes. For return trips to the airport, consult the Sheraton Front Desk.
The hotel is offering a daily (not overnight) discounted parking rate of $15 per day for our group. Please bring your parking ticket to the event registration desk for the discount.
Links for Restaurants in Pentagon Row and Crystal City