The future grid to enable sustainable energy systems

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This panel session outlines the Power System Engineering Research Center's (PSERC) new initiative funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate requirements for a systematic transformation of today's electric grid to enable high penetrations of sustainable energy systems. A giant transformation in the electric grid is underway. The grid is evolving away from a network-architecture with relatively few large, hierarchically-connected, tightly synchronized energy resources supplying large, medium, and very many small passive consumers. It is evolving toward a network driven by many highly variable distributed energy resources mixed with large central generation sources, energy storage, and responsive users equipped with embedded intelligence and automation to meet their unique energy needs while co-existing and interacting within a complex dynamic network system. This panel session will highlight the various activities in the initiative and outline the activities in the different thrust areas and broad analysis topics.

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


  • Future Grid Initiative
  • broad analysis areas
  • thrust areas

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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