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The Future of the U. S. Electric Power System

Warren T. Jones, Ph.D., PE

The nationís electric power infrastructure is threatened by malicious attacks, accidents, and failures, as well as disruptive natural events. As the electric grid evolves and becomes increasingly interdependent with other critical infrastructures, the nation is challenged to defend against these threats and to advance grid capabilities with reliable defenses. On November 1, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to gather diverse perspectives on current and future threats to the electric power system, activities that the subsector is pursuing to defend itself, and how this work may evolve over the coming decades. This course consists of the summaries and discussions from the workshop.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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