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The Future of the Electric Grid: Report launch coverage

Panelists review key points of the study and take questions from the audience during this presentation of the MIT Energy Initiative's 2011 study entitled The Future of the Electric Grid.

For well over a century, electricity has made vital contributions to the growth of the U.S. economy and the quality of American life. The U.S. electric grid is a remarkable achievement, linking electric generation units reliably and efficiently to millions of residential, commercial, and industrial users of electricity through more than six million miles of lines and associated equipment that are designed and managed by more than 3,000 organizations, many of which are in turn regulated by both federal and state agencies. While this remarkable system of systems will continue to serve us well, it will face serious challenges in the next two decades that will demand the intelligent use of new technologies and the adoption of more appropriate regulatory policies.

This study, the sixth in the MIT Energy Initiative's "Future of" series, aims to provide a comprehensive, objective portrait of the U.S. electric grid and the challenges and opportunities it is likely to face over the next two decades. It also highlights a number of areas in which policy changes, focused research and demonstration, and the collection and sharing of important data can facilitate meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities that the grid will face.

The full report is available on the MIT Energy Initiative website at http://web.mit.edu/mitei/research/studies/the-electric-grid-2011.shtml

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