Electricity Reliability

Electricity Reliability
The reliability of the U.S. electric power system is critical to the economic vitality of the nation and the well-being of society. Today, the reliability of the power system is being challenged, as the infrastructure ages and as new operating challenges emerge—including the integration of intermittent renewable generation. LBNL conducts interdisciplinary research on reliability data, metrics, trends, economics, and decision making. LBNL also leads a national laboratory, industry, and university R&D consortium that is focused on creating the next generation of grid reliability-enhancing technologies, systems, and management approaches.
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LBNL’s electricity reliability research focuses on improving reliability performance data and metrics; evaluating reliability trends and its economic significance to the nation over time; assessing the economic value of reliability to consumers; and promoting applications of reliability-value based planning. LBNL also leads a national laboratory, industry, and university R&D consortium that is focused on creating the next generation of grid reliability-enhancing technologies, systems, and management approaches.

LBNL has the expertise to provide technical assistance to states and local utilities on issues related to reliability performance data and metrics, the economic value of reliability to consumers, and reliability-value-based planning.

 

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