The big picture: Smart research for large-scale integrated smart grid solutions

Mladen Kezunovic, Vijay Vittal, Sakis Meliopoulos, Tim Mount

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The evolutionary path of the U.S. electricity grid is at a historical crossroads. Decisions must soon be made about the direction of grid development so that it can meet extraordinary economic challenges, critical needs for energy security, and essential requirements for a sustainable way of life. This is a defining moment in terms of our nation's commitment to providing an electric energy system, including a bulk transmission network, that can meet the societal needs of the 21st century and beyond. A major evolutionary step in the grid's design, planning, and operation is needed, one that adopts new design concepts and innovative technologies that can be integrated into a modern infrastructure. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided a number of opportunities to achieve these far-reaching objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6218846
Pages (from-to)22-34
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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