This Forum will discuss the U.S. DOE-supported Connected Communities initiative and the cohort of projects that will demonstrate GEB and demand flexibility across varied contexts around the United States. Representatives of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the initiative's national coordinator, will provide a Connected Communities overview. They will be accompanied by presenters from two Connected Communities projects, Connecting Communities for Sustainable Solutions (Madison, WI) and the Spokane (WA) Connected Communities Project. Forum participation is limited to states. Please direct inquiries to GEB@naseo.org.