International Security & Foreign Policy

Critical Electric-Grid Reliability Issues and Priorities for Resilience at the State and Federal Levels

Grant Year: 2016


Thomas Popik, William Harris, and George Baker will examine approaches to improve the resilience of the U.S. electric grid. They will identify the full spectrum of critical grid-reliability issues and identify remedial actions that can be taken by regulators at the federal, regional, or state level. They will also outline a proposal for a new federal agency devoted to electric reliability, undertake a case study of the electric reliability threat in New England, educate stakeholders and the public on the need to reform the regulation of electric power generation and distribution, and start to build a cadre of younger analysts and policy thinkers on critical infrastructure issues. The project’s findings will appear in a series of articles and monographs.

Foundation for Resilient Societies International Security & Foreign Policy

$200,000