Research Areas

Demand Response & Smart Grid
Technical assistance and analysis
Consumer behavior
Programmatic and policy barriers
Design, evaluation, measurement and verification protocols
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
State and local programs
Financing energy efficiency
Energy saving performance contracting
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 planning support
Transmission usage and congestion
Bulk power reliability data and trends
Reliability event assessment