Research Areas

Demand Response & Smart Grid
Primary Research on Design, Implementation, Evaluation, and Cost Benefit Analysis
Policy Analysis and Technical Assistance
Integrating Variable Renewable Generation
Electricity Reliability
Electricity reliability technology R&D
Electricity reliability metrics and trends
The economic value of reliability for electricity consumers
Blackout investigations
Energy Efficiency
Utility customer-funded programs
Financing energy efficiency
Energy saving performance contracting
SEE Action Network technical and policy support
Determining program impacts (EM&V)
Regional Electric System Planning
Interconnection-wide transmission planning support
Renewable Energy
Renewable energy policy analysis and assistance
Cost, benefit, and market analysis
Grid operations and infrastructure impacts
Public acceptance and deployment barriers
Transmission
Transmission planning support
Transmission usage and congestion
Bulk power reliability data and trends
Reliability event assessment