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

May 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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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 in the decades to come. 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.The Future of Electric Power in the United States, a new report published by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine(NASEM), presents an extensive set of policy and funding recommendations aimed at modernizing the U.S. electric system. The report addresses technology development, operations, grid architectures, and business practices, as well as ways to make the electricity system secure, sustainable, equitable, and resilient.

Learn more about the key findings and recommendations in the report by joining members of the committee for a discussion moderated by Stanford's Bits & Watts co-director and former Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Arun Majumdar.


  • Anu Annaswamy, MIT
  • Anjan Bose, Washington State University
  • Deepak Divan, Georgia Tech
  • Susan Tierney, Analysis Group

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