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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25880.
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MODELS TO INFORM PLANNING
FOR THE FUTURE OF
ELECTRIC POWER IN THE UNITED STATES

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Anne Frances Johnson, Rapporteur

Committee on the Future of Electric Power in the U.S.

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. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25880.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25880.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25880.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25880.
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COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC POWER IN THE U.S.

M. GRANGER MORGAN, NAS,1 Carnegie Mellon University, Chair

ANURADHA M. ANNASWAMY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ANJAN BOSE, NAE,2 Washington State University

TERRY BOSTON, NAE, Terry Boston, LLC

KAREN BUTLER-PURRY, Texas A&M University

JEFFERY DAGLE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

DEEPAKRAJ M. DIVAN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

MICHAEL HOWARD, Electric Power Research Institute

CYNTHIA HSU, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

REIKO KERR, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

NANCY LANGE, MISO Board of Directors

KAREN L. PALMER, Resources for the Future

H. VINCENT POOR, NAE/NAS, Princeton University

WILLIAM H. SANDERS, Carnegie Mellon University

SUSAN F. TIERNEY, Analysis Group

DAVID G. VICTOR, University of California, San Diego

ELIZABETH J. WILSON, Dartmouth College

Staff

K. JOHN HOLMES, Director and Scholar, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer

BRENT HEARD, Associate Program Officer

KASIA KORNECKI, Associate Program Officer

HEATHER LOZOWSKI, Financial Manager

MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFELD, Research Associate

REBECCA DEBOER, Research Assistant

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1 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25880.
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BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

JARED COHON, NAE,1 Carnegie Mellon University, Chair

VICKY BAILEY, Anderson Stratton Enterprises, LLC

W. TERRY BOSTON, NAE, Terry Boston, LLC

DEEPAKRAJ M. DIVAN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

MARCIUS EXTAVOUR, XPRIZE

KELLY SIMS GALLAGHER, Tufts University

NAT GOLDHABER, Claremont Creek Ventures

DENISE GRAY, LG Chem Michigan, Inc.

JOHN KASSAKIAN, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BARBARA KATES-GARNICK, Tufts University

DOROTHY ROBYN, Boston University

JOSÉ SANTIESTEBAN, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

ALEXANDER SLOCUM, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JOHN WALL, NAE, Cummins, Inc.

ROBERT WEISENMILLER, California Energy Commission (Retired)

Staff

K. JOHN HOLMES, Director and Scholar

JAMES ZUCCHETTO, Senior Scientist

ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer

BRENT HEARD, Associate Program Officer

KASIA KORNECKI, Associate Program Officer

HEATHER LOZOWSKI, Financial Manager

MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFELD, Research Associate

REBECCA DEBOER, Research Assistant

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Models to Inform Planning for the Future of Electric Power in the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25880.
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Providing a reliable and resilient supply of electric power to communities across the United States has always posed a complex challenge. Utilities must support daily operations to serve a diverse array of customers across a heterogeneous landscape while simultaneously investing in infrastructure to meet future needs, all while juggling an enormous array of competing priorities influenced by costs, capabilities, environmental and social impacts, regulatory requirements, and consumer preferences. A rapid pace of change in technologies, policies and priorities, and consumer needs and behaviors has further compounded this challenge in recent years.

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