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Rebecca L. Grant, Ph.D

Rebecca L. Grant, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow with the Lexington Institute. Her research focuses on airpower, joint operations, cyberspace and other issues within the institute’s national security program. She is also a Senior Analyst at Source Associates, a McLean-based consultancy. She earned her Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, then worked for RAND and the offices of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.


Smart Grid Implementation — Strategies for Success

The United States is well underway with the modernization of its energy grid, driven by $4.5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants and other Congressional legislation. Smart Grid needs to be implemented quickly enough to provide optimal value improving delivery and reliability, and also contribute to the nation’s energy security by tapping more domestic and renewable providers. But its success realizing the full benefits of a Smart Grid will rely on numerous implementation factors, including the ability of utilities and consumers to utilize information technology advances, adopt interoperability standards, and increase transmission efficiency.