The DOE Office of Electricity (OE) has released a report on Next Generation Grid Technologies. The report includes a deep dive into the research and development opportunities of three transformative transitions for a next-generation grid:

1.    System carrying capacity line ratings - from static to dynamic to allow for a faster response rate.
2.    System topology and optimization - from inflexible and firm grid to variable and agile.
3.    System equipment - from passive hardware to dynamic power electronics that can facilitate and manage the future grid

These next generation grid technologies support an integrated platform that helps solve today’s challenges and facilitates the transformation to a future grid capable of integrating more solar and wind generation, and millions of electric vehicles and distributed energy resources.