On May 13, 2014, the Guarini Center hosted the fourth regional “Future of the Grid” workshop organized by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and the GridWise Alliance. The workshop examined the electricity industry’s vision of how the grid must evolve to satisfy America’s changing energy needs.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop, Guarini Center Senior Fellow Jonathan Schrag highlighted that the Department of Energy’s workshops coincide with the New York State Public Service Commission’s (PSC) initiative to transform New York State’s energy industry and regulatory practices. “New York State’s energy leadership has opened a window of opportunity to reshape electricity markets based on sound technical and economic analysis,” he said.
In the months ahead, the Guarini Center will continue to work closely with the various stakeholders in the PSC proceedings to devise innovative policy proposals that promote environmentally and economically sound outcomes.