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51st State Ideas I “Role of the Utility” Summary of Submissions

Disruption within the electric power sector has led to a changing, and sometimes unclear, role for U.S. utilities — uncertainty that has resulted in delayed investment in critical infrastructure for a 21st-century grid.

To provide more clarity on this essential issue, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) launched a new “call for content” through its 51st State Initiative with an industry-wide call for papers on key questions surrounding the evolving role of utilities. As in the previous calls for content of the initiative, industry thought leaders, executives, and top researchers and innovators from across the country responded.

This reading guide includes an outline of the 51st State Initiative, submission summaries, and additional resources for reading and knowledge.

51st State Ideas: "Role of the Utility" Summary of Submissions

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