Advancing Grid Modernization and Smart Grid Policy: A Discussion Paper

This paper, resulting from AEE’s Grid Modernization Policy Forum, presents the key barriers to the adoption of the smart grid and offers policy solutions that would overcome them. It identifies seven overarching regulatory and statutory policy elements that foster the deployment and utilization of smart grid technologies. Within each of the policy elements, the paper lists several policy proposals (addressing various regulatory actors or technologies) that could be implemented to meet overall objectives for smart grid development.