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Utility of the Future: new MIT study published!

The Utility of the Future Study brings together a diverse consortium of leading international companies to address emerging issues in the electric power sector, and provides a neutral framework within which to evaluate the economic, regulatory, and technological impacts of the ongoing evolution of the power sector worldwide. The study team from MIT and IIT-Comillas combines a breadth of skills in quantitative economic and engineering modeling, with a sophisticated understanding of the complex interactions in the electric power industry.

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This comprehensive study has sought to address the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. It examines several possible scenarios of the future of the electricity sector in order to inform utilities, regulators, policy makers, and new market actors attempting to navigate a rapidly changing industry.

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Measures to ensure a reliable future power system. Interview with Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga (MIT Sloan School of Management, IIT-Comillas University, Florence School of Regulation). This research was supported by the MIT Future of Solar Energy study and by the MIT Utility of the Future consortium.