Exodigo today announced that it will provide the accurate, complete subsurface maps needed to improve undergrounding processes for power lines as part of the Grid Overhaul with Proactive, High-speed Undergrounding for Reliability, Resilience, and Security (GOPHURRS) program led by the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
In partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Rutgers, Exodigo will work with participating utilities - including Avista Utilities, Portland General Electric, and WEC Energy Group - to support GOPHURRS' mission to strengthen and modernize America’s aging power grid through the development of cost-effective, high-speed, and safe undergrounding technologies.
“Our team at PNNL sees great potential through this ARPA-E project to speed up undergrounding operations and support improvements to the reliability and resilience of the nation’s electrical grid,” said Frederick Day-Lewis, a Chief Geophysicist at PNNL.
“We are deeply honored to receive this federal funding as it is a testament to our team's relentless innovation and dedication. Underscoring Exodigo's commitment to revolutionizing undergrounding technology for power grids, we look forward to improving the resilience and efficiency of our nation's energy infrastructure in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,” said Jeremy Suard, CEO of Exodigo.
Exodigo is the leading subsurface imaging technology, transforming the capital projects process with multi-sensing technology and AI. Founded by former elite Israeli intelligence officers, the firm is now headquartered in the Bay Area and Tel Aviv. After raising one of the largest seed rounds in recent Israeli history in 2022 (over $41 million), Exodigo launched commercially in the United States, and is currently working with hundreds of customers across the U.S., U.K., France and Israel to make capital projects safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.