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Reliability Technology Issues and Needs Assessment

CERTS research on reliability technologies and needs has several objectives. It pinpoints emerging critical concerns that affect electric power system reliability, identifies technology R&D areas related to these critical issues, and facilitates planning for federal participation in this R&D. The issues studied by CERTS are public interest electricity reliability issues that are unlikely to be pursued by other participants in the electricity industry; they include:

Key Accomplishments
FIDVR Project Update & Discussion Meeting, Tempe, AZ—January 14, 2013
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Completed study of the economic value of reliability.
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Participated in U.S.- Canada Power System Outage Task Force
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Provided technical support for DOE's National Transmission Grid Study.
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Participated in Secretary of Energy's Power Outage Study Team.
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IEEE-CERTS Conference: Ensuring Electric Power Reliability: The Challenges Ahead More information
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Prepared Grid of the Future white papers in support of federal R&D planning.
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Contacts:

Joseph Eto
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(510) 486-7284

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