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Bits & Watts Initiative

The electricity grid is undergoing a once-in-a-century transformation. The mission of Bits & Watts is to engage research, education and industry to anticipate that change and find innovative solutions to power the 21st century electric grid. Learn more about us.

Bits & Watts Initiative

Please enjoy our 2020 Year in Review

The Future of Electric Power in the United States: A report by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Electric power is essential for the lives and livelihoods of all Americans, and the need for electricity that is safe, clean, affordable, and reliable will only grow as we move towards decarbonization. At the request of Congress and the Department of Energy, the National Academies convened a committee of experts to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the U.S. grid and how it how it might evolve in response to changes in demand, new energy sources, and future innovation.

Learn more about the key findings and recommendations in the report in this panel discussion with members of the committee moderated by Bits & Watts co-director, Arun Majumdar.

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NASEM Presentation Slides

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