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Status of the Smart Grid, and More from CRS

04.12.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The “smart grid” refers to an ongoing modernization of the nation’s electrical power system that makes it possible to dynamically allocate power and optimize system operation. It’s a work in progress.

A new report from the Congressional Research Service reviews smart grid technologies, costs and concerns including privacy and cybersecurity. See The Smart Grid: Status and Outlook, April 10, 2018.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service this week include the following.

An Overview of Discretionary Reprieves from Removal: Deferred Action, DACA, TPS, and Others, April 10, 2018

Class Action Lawsuits: A Legal Overview for the 115th Congress, April 11, 2018

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and an FY2019 Budget Resolution, April 10, 2018

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions, updated April 10, 2018

Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) Mobility, Reconnaissance, and Firepower Programs, updated April 10, 2018

Tort and Litigation Reform in the 115th CongressCRS Legal Sidebar, April 10, 2018

Mississippi Court Halts Enforcement of New Abortion LawCRS Legal Sidebar, April 10, 2018

OMB and Treasury Disagree over Process for Issuing New Tax RulesCRS Insight, April 10, 2018

Balanced Budget AmendmentsCRS Insight, April 10, 2018

U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel, updated April 10, 2018

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