Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The deployment of distributed renewable resources throughout the distribution system will require new operating methods and a highly flexible, interactive network of intelligent devices, such as those envisioned for the smart grid."
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development for the global electricity sector. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together experts from academia and industry as well as its own scientists and engineers to help address challenges in electricity generation, delivery and use, including health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies."