If the United States is to sustain its economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness, it must continue to have an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. There have been many improvements in the technology and capability of the electric grid over the past several decades. Many of these advances to the grid depend on complex mathematical algorithms and techniques, and as the complexity of the grid has increased, the analytical demands have also increased.
The workshop summarized in this report was developed as part of an ongoing study of the Committee on Analytical Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid. Mathematical Sciences Research Challenges for the Next-Generation Electric Grid summarizes the presentations and discussions from this workshop. This report identifies critical areas of mathematical and computational research that must be addressed for the next-generation electric transmission and distribution system and to identify future needs and ways that current research efforts in these areas could be adjusted or augmented.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Mathematical Sciences Research Challenges for the Next-Generation Electric Grid: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/21808.
|2 Setting the Stage
|3 Data and Data Analytics
|4 Optimization and Control Methods for a Robust and Resilient Power Grid
|5 Uncertainty Quantification and Validation
|7 Strategies Going Forward
|Appendix A: Registered Workshop Participants
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda
|Appendix C: Acronyms
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