With changes, U.S. electric grid can meet expected challenges
Over the 20 years, the U.S. electric grid will face unprecedented technological
challenges stemming from the growth of distributed and intermittent new energy
sources such as solar and wind power, as well as an expected influx of electric
and hybrid vehicles that require frequent recharging. But a new MIT study
concludes that — as long as some specific policy changes are made — the grid is
most likely up to the challenge.