NASEM Meeting: Modernizing the US Electric Power System

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will hold a meeting to discuss its directive and accompanying report about the modernization the US electric power system. In 2018, the Department of Energy directed NASEM to “conduct an evaluation of the expected medium- and long-term evolution of the grid. This evaluation shall focus on developments that include the emergence of new technologies, planning and operating techniques, grid architecture, and business models." This meeting will discuss this directive and the development of its accompanying report. 

The NASEM will hold a meeting to consider topics such as trends in generation resources; trends in end use; and interdependencies with other infrastructure systems. The committee will be informed by a broad suite of alternative scenarios for the medium- and long-term evolution of the grid, and will identify potential “no-regret” strategic federal investments and approaches that will help create a platform for a reliable, resilient, and secure power system, including cyber security. In its discussions, the committee will consider the evolution of external forces that influence grid investment, planning, and operations.

The committee will gather evidence, deliberate, and provide findings and recommendations across the broad categories of technologies, planning and operations, business models, and grid architectures.

Members of the public may attend this meeting in person. More information is available at the NASEM's website