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Future Grid Initiative Workshop

December 7, 2011 at University of California, Berkeley

This workshop provided opportunities to influence a significant research effort that will help shape the future grid. Some 140 participants learned about new work that is being done on the building blocks for a future grid and met leading university researchers from PSERC's thirteen universities who are doing the work. Participants provided feedback on the research and ideas about the challenges in designing the future grid. Participants came from industry, academic and government.

This workshop was an opportunity for public interaction on the project "The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems" funded by the U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The project's objective is to investigate the requirements of an electric grid with high penetrations of sustainable energy systems and heavy reliance on cyber systems for sensing and communication while stimulating discussion among the academic, industry and government communities on what it will take to shape the future grid for the mid-twenty-first century.

Workshop materials

Notes on panel sessions and on participant comments

  • Comments by Panel Members [PDF, 268KB]
  • Notes of Participant Discussion Sessions [PDF, 313KB]
  • Written Feedback from Participants (principally on posters) [PDF, 274KB]