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SMART GRID: an introduction.

Our nation’s electric power infrastructure that has served us so well for so long – also known as “the grid” –
is rapidly running up against its limitations. Our lights may be on, but systemically, the risks associated with
relying on an often overtaxed grid grow in size, scale and complexity every day. From national challenges like
power system security to those global in nature such as climate change, our near-term agenda is formidable.
Some might even say history-making.