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NIST Activities in Support of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007

Revitalizing the electric power grid has become one of our Nation’s top priorities, promising to reduce our dependence on oil and to meet the anticipated 1.1% annual increase in demand for electricity1. In his New Energy for America plan, President-elect Obama calls for increased investment in the next generation power grid, referred to as the Smart Grid, to help reach the ambitious goals of ensuring that renewable sources provide 10% of our electricity by 2012 and 25% by 2025; and that 1 million Plug‐In Hybrid cars are on the roads by 2015.