Electric energy challenges of the future

Gerald T. Heydt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


This is a panel presentation which is part of a full panel entitled The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems. The presentation is a description of Thrust area #1 of a U. S. Department of Energy initiative on the future grid. Thrust area #1 is entitled Electric Energy Challenges of the Future. This thrust area relates to the design, operation, and conjectural configuration of the electric transmission grid in the United States to the year 2050. The main subjects discussed are: the actual configuration of the grid; the use of HVDC in the grid; the use of advanced overhead conductor technologies; the development of energy storage and its impact; a discussion of various what if scenarios, and the impact of those scenarios on the transmission grid. Part of the work described relates to system operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012
StatePublished - Dec 11 2012
Event2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2012Jul 26 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


Other2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • energy storage
  • high temperature low sag conductors
  • high voltage DC
  • power system operation
  • transmission engineering
  • transmission expansion planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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