Planning for the Evolving Electric Grid

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Planning for the Evolving Electric Grid

As more energy customers become energy producers—implementing rooftop solar, energy storage, and smart devices to manage their energy use—the distribution grid is rapidly becoming insufficient, as are the policies that govern it. 

Utilities and public utility commissions are beginning to focus their attention on distribution grid planning, which is critical to maintaining reliability while taking advantage of the many benefits these new energy technologies can offer.

Presenters will discuss why distribution grid planning is needed and explore state efforts to implement planning and policies that support a modern energy grid.

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  • Lisa Schwartz, deputy group leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Presentation
  • Joseph Paladino, technical advisor, U.S. Department of Energy | Presentation
  • Lisa Wood, executive director, Institute for Electric Innovation | Presentation