The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector

The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector

May 12, 2022

Innovation is essential for future power systems to be safe and secure, clean and sustainable, affordable and equitable, and reliable and resilient, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Further, state regulatory reforms are needed to encourage adoption of new technologies to support evolution of the nation’s power systems.

A new report, "The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector," provides consumer, labor, utility, third-party provider, and clean technology consultant perspectives on this theme.

Lisa Schwartz, Berkeley Lab, moderator
Tim Tessier, Iowa Office of the Consumer Advocate
Chris Markuson, BlueGreen Alliance
Adam Cooper, Institute for Electric Innovation
Anne Hoskins, Sunrun
Max McCafferty, Build Edison

The report was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium. Lisa Schwartz of Berkeley Lab’s Electricity Markets and Policy Department is the project manager and technical editor. For more information on this report series, click here.