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MODERNIZING THE U.S. ELECTRIC SYSTEM

 

The U.S. electricity system is undergoing fundamental changes in how electricity is generated, distributed, bought, and sold. At the request of Congress and the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of strategies for modernizing the U.S. electric power system. The study will focus on new technologies, operating techniques, grid architectures, and business practices for modernizing the grid given a range of potential future scenarios in both the medium and long term. The study will also consider ways to improve the reliability, resiliency, flexibility, of the grid as well as challenges to maintaining cyber security and affordability For more details, download the Statement of Task.

 

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NOMINATE A COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

 

As we begin forming a committee for this study, suggestions for possible committee members are appreciated. We are looking for those with expertise in at least one of the following topics: electricity systems planning, operations, and management; energy policy, regulation, markets including market designs; power system electronic devices and controls; smart grid, distributed resources and end use devices; electrical and systems engineering; computer science, controls, software, and especially cybersecurity; economics, finance, and public policy broadly.

 

Nominations should be submitted no later than November 1, 2018.

 

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CONTACT US
 

Please email questions or comments to:

 

Ben Wender, Study Director

bwender@nas.edu

  

 


 

 

BACKGROUND READING

 

The National Academies has a long history of working on questions related to the U.S. grid.  Check out these related resources for more information: 

 

Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System 

Analytic Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid