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Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities

SUMMARY OF A WORKSHOP

Ben A. Wender, Rapporteur

Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23539.
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Suggested Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi:10.17226/23539.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23539.
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COMMITTEE ON ELECTRICITY USE IN RURAL AND ISLANDED COMMUNITIES

THOMAS BIALEK, San Diego Gas and Electric, a Sempra Utility

MICHAEL DWORKIN, Vermont Law School

MARK GLICK, Hawaii State Energy Office

JOHN G. KASSAKIAN, NAE,1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MEERA KOHLER, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative

PAM SILBERSTEIN, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Staff

LINDA CASOLA, Senior Program Assistant

K. JOHN HOLMES, Associate Board Director/Scholar, Study Director

BEN A. WENDER, Associate Program Officer

E. JONATHAN YANGER, Research Associate

JAMES J. ZUCCHETTO, Board Director, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

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1 NAE, National Academy of Engineering.

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BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

ANDREW BROWN, JR., NAE,1 Delphi Corporation (retired), Troy, Michigan, Chair

DAVID T. ALLEN, University of Texas, Austin

W. TERRY BOSTON, NAE, PJM Interconnection, LLC (retired), Audubon, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM F. BRINKMAN, NAS,2 Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

EMILY A. CARTER, NAS, NAE, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

JARED L. COHON, NAE, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BARBARA KATES-GARNICK, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

DEBBIE A. NIEMEIER, University of California, Davis

MARGO TSIRIGOTIS OGE, Environmental Protection Agency (retired), McLean, Virginia

JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL, U.S. Navy (retired), Piedmont, California

MICHAEL P. RAMAGE, NAE, ExxonMobil (retired), Annandale, New Jersey

BERNARD ROBERTSON, NAE, BIR1, LLC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

DOROTHY ROBYN, Consultant, Washington, District of Columbia

GARY W. ROGERS, Roush Industries, Inc., Livonia, Michigan

ALISON SILVERSTEIN, Consultant, Pflugerville, Texas

MARK H. THIEMENS, NAS, University of California, San Diego

JOHN WALL, NAE, Cummins Inc. (retired), Belvedere, California

ROBERT WEISENMILLER, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, California

MARY LOU ZOBACK, NAS, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Staff

JAMES J. ZUCCHETTO, Board Director

K. JOHN HOLMES, Associate Board Director/Scholar

DANA CAINES, Financial Associate

LINDA CASOLA, Senior Program Assistant

ALAN CRANE, Senior Scientist

LIZ EULLER, Senior Program Assistant

LANITA JONES, Administrative Coordinator

MARTIN OFFUTT, Senior Program Officer

BEN A. WENDER, Associate Program Officer

E. JONATHAN YANGER, Research Associate

BETH ZEITLER, Associate Program Officer

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1 NAE, National Academy of Engineering.

2 NAS, National Academy of Sciences.

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Acknowledgement of Reviewers

This summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Gary Connett, Great River Energy,

John G. Kassakian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Pam Silberstein, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and

Richard Tabors, Tabors Caramanis Rudkevich.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the views presented at the workshop, nor did they see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Thomas Overbye, University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, who was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this summary rests entirely with the author and the institution.

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On behalf of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Task Force, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop on February 8-9, 2016, titled "Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities." The objective of the workshop was to help the QER Task Force public outreach efforts by focusing on communities with unique electricity challenges. The workshop explored challenges and opportunities for reducing electricity use and associated greenhouse gas emissions while improving electricity system reliability and resilience in rural and islanded communities. This report summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop.

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