Utility 2.0: Building the Next-Gen Electric Grid through Innovation
WASHINGTON (October 23, 2013) - Developing and deploying smart grid technologies is fundamentally important to building a resilient electric grid, growing the clean economy, and increasing U.S. productivity. A key factor in creating a smarter "Utility 2.0" is the need for continuous energy and grid innovations. However, like many national challenges, there are a number of technological, institutional, and regulatory issues standing in the way of progress.
To gauge how innovation is shaping the electric grid of the future, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC), and the Energy Future Coalition (EFC) have convened a diverse group of experts to discuss what technologies are advancing the smart grid and the policy reforms necessary to accelerate this transition. "Utility 2.0: Building the Next-Generation Electric Grid" wi