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Utility of the future: an MIT Energy Initiative response to an industry in transition

I.J. Pérez-Arriaga , C. Batlle , T. Gómez , J.P. Chaves , P. Rodilla , I. Herrero , P. Dueñas , C.R. Vergara Ramírez , A. Bharatkumar , S. Burger , S. Huntington , J. D. Jenkins , M. Luke , R. Miller

Important changes in the provision and consumption of electricity services are now underway, driven to a significant degree by a confluence of factors affecting the distribution side of power systems. A variety of emerging distributed technologies — including flexible demand, distributed generation, energy storage, and advanced power electronics and control devices — are creating new options for the provision and consumption of electricity services. At the same time, information and communications technologies are rapidly decreasing in cost and becoming ubiquitous, enabling more flexible and efficient consumption of electricity, improved visibility of network use, and enhanced control of power systems.


Funding entity: Consorcio de empresas.



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