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Bits & Watts Annual Conference


Stanford’s Bits & Watts program is a new initiative focused on enabling the successful development of the 21st century electricity grid – a new grid paradigm that is needed to successfully incorporate large amounts of clean power and a growing number of distributed energy resources, while simultaneously enabling grid reliability, resilience, security, and affordability. Bits & Watts serves as a unique highly-multidisciplinary honest-broker platform that brings together Stanford’s excellence in research and education across multiple schools with world-class partners from across the electricity ecosystem to identify, develop, test and help deploy new technologies, policies, market structures, financial instruments and business models that will be required to enable the 21st century electricity grid.

The 2017 annual conference facilitated partner engagement for collaboration and served as a vehicle for Stanford faculty, researchers, utility experts and regulators, policy representatives, solutions providers, consumers, and financiers to explore the opportunities and challenges in enabling the future electricity grid.