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The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) held a briefing that highlighted the challenges facing electric power systems in the United States and Europe. The future electric grid must be dynamic and adaptive to adequately respond to a number of game-changing trends: the growth of distributed electricity generation, advances in critical technologies, and the expanding role of real-time data in managing the power sector. However, a clear path has yet to be defined that harnesses these trends for a secure, affordable, and low-carbon energy system.
Speakers for this forum were:
Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Daniel Dobbeni, President, Eurogrid International; and former President, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)
Neil Brown, Non-Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Co-Moderator)
Carol Werner, Executive Director, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (Co-Moderator)