Research The 51st State: Blueprints for Electricity Market Reform The electric industry is changing. But, changing to what? And how will that change unfold? The 51st State Initiative takes a journey with over two dozen utilities, trade associations, industry analysts, tech-start-up entrepreneurs and visionaries as they attempt to answer these questions. Scores of submissions have been summarized to provide a pathway forward through ideas and actions towards market transformation. The ideas or doctrines provide foundations for stakeholder agreement at the outset of conversations. The process to action involves engaging stakeholders in “roadmapping” within local markets to work together on tangible transition plans.