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5 The Future of the Grid
Pages 22-24

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... Much of this focus is on distributed generation and smart grid technologies. David Owens, Edison Electric Institute, suggested that an important issue is how to ensure reliability, safety, and fairness, particularly in light of increasing renewable portfolio standards and public policy driving much of the emphasis on distributed generation.
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... Because of an increasing focus on distributed sources of generation, energy storage is a particular issue of concern. Patricia Hoffman, DOE, pointed to work with Southern California Edison on an 8-MW Li-ion battery-based storage plant to complement a Tehachapi Pass wind farm as an example of ongoing research in this arena, noting that the evolving grid system needs to be thought about holistically.
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... And on the transmission side, 18 transmission owners within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council are installing and connecting 341 power management units and 62 power distribution centers to modernize transmission in the Western Interconnection. According to Ms.

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