Together in Climate Action Summit: The Evolution of the Electric Grid
Published December 1, 2017
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    This special episode is part of MIT’s Together in Climate Action Summit, which is focused on sharing climate leadership strategies and exploring pathways forward in Northeastern North America. In this episode, we interview Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research at MIT Energy Initiative and an expert in electricity. Frank teaches us about technology, market, and policy shifts in the electricity sector, such as renewable sources, energy storage, and flexible dynamic pricing. We consider how these advances will affect consumers and the climate, and how social equity can be improved in the transition. Additionally, Frank previews the upcoming Summit panel on regional coordination of electricity policy. We ask Frank how this might reduce policy fragmentation in North America, and lead to a more resilient and climate-friendly electric grid. If you’d like to learn more about the Together in Climate Action Summit, which runs December 7th & 8th 2017, visit
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