Our current electric grid serves as critical back-up to newer energy technologies. At the same time, it supports broad innovation within the power sector and beyond, in industries from computing to medicine to transportation.
Energy technology innovations complement or are supported by high-voltage transmission infrastructure. None can replace the grid—in fact, they place new demands on it.
The future grid is expected to blend traditional generation sources with newer ones, to adapt to increased use of distributed generations, and to accommodate the intermittent generation of renewable sources like wind and solar.
Even amidst all these variables, consumers still expect electricity reliability and resilience. That’s why we partner with regulators, regional transmission organizations (RTOs), customers, and other stakeholders to proactively work together toward the flexible, all-encompassing grid of the future.Learn More