Transforming the Grid: Our Approach
The Galvin Electricity Initiative knows that investment spurs innovation. We seek to open the electricity sector to new thinking, new development, and new styles of management. We can ensure that the grid empowers consumers, creates a more reliable system, eliminates waste and reduces costs. We are working with governmental, regulatory and business leaders to bring about change, as we know the electricity sector is perfectible.
Rooted in the promise of quality management, we are pursuing a range of policy solutions that can promote system transformation. We are developing prototypes of our Perfect Power system, based on smart microgrid technology, to demonstrate the possibilities of perfection. Finally, we are working with electricity industry leaders to introduce quality management techniques, including a comprehensive set of performance metrics - the Perfect Power Seal of Approval - to measure and improve the efficacy of smart grid programs throughout the country.
Suggested reading for more information on the Galvin Electricity Initiative's goals and philosophy:
- Bob Galvin's Recipe for Transforming the Electricity Sector
This fact sheet details Bob Galvin's vision for the future of the electricity sector, focusing on the thinking and philosophy that drives the Initiative's work.
- The Essence of the Galvin Electricity Initiative
This fact sheet details the background of the Initiative, the challenges facing our electricity grid, and the Initiative's vision of the opportunities ahead of us.
- The Value of Smart Distribution and Microgrids
This report is a discussion of the costs and benefits of smart electricity service to communities and their citizens, emphasizing the key concept that "quality always saves."
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