Full Title: Analytic Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid
Author(s): Committee on Analytical Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher(s): The National Academies Press
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
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Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society, and for the vast majority of people that electricity is obtained from large, interconnected power grids. However, the grid that was developed in the 20th century, and the incremental improvements made since then, including its underlying analytic foundations, is no longer adequate to completely meet the needs of the 21st century. The next-generation electric grid must be more flexible and resilient. While fossil fuels will have their place for decades to come, the grid of the future will need to accommodate a wider mix of more intermittent generating sources such as wind and distributed solar photovoltaics.