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Bits & Watts Initiative is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Decarbonizing the Grid 2021

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Many companies and countries have pledged to become carbon-neutral. These commitments are driving new and more aggressive market design, systems engineering and technology innovation. Oversimplifying somewhat, the most promising strategy can be defined as “electrify energy demand” while “decarbonizing the electricity sector”. 

Over the course of six workshops our expert panelists  will focus on how we can enable a grid that facilitates the integration of renewables, DERs, expansion of demand and decline of fossil fueled power supply. There is an element of policy in the solution but it is primarily driven by market design, systems engineering and technology innovation.  We will address the roles of grid interconnection, policy, storage integration and coordination of demand.