The evolving electric power industry: Lessons and future trends
A major, long-term transformation is underway in the electric power industry that is changing how electricity is generated and delivered. In its recently released book, “Thought Leaders Speak Out: The Evolving Electric Power Industry,” the Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI) includes more than 20 essays by electric utility and technology company leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders focused on three distinct and interrelated areas driving this transformation: the evolving grid, the evolving customer, and evolving regulation.
On September 17, the Energy Security and Climate Initiative (ESCI) at Brookings hosted IEI Executive Director and ESCI Nonresident Senior Fellow Lisa Wood, editor of this publication, for a discussion of the evolving electric power industry and future trends. Brookings Institution Trustee and former CEO of Duke Energy Jim Rogers moderated the discussion.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.