The energy transition is paced by the three intertwined trends of digitization, decentralization, and decarbonization. The Distribution of Power Project (Project) is concentrated on developing the applied understanding of these trends as the energy transition moves toward electrification. Our research provides insights for and about the energy transition, stakeholder impacts, investment consequences, and system design. The Project takes an interdisciplinary approach to pursue its objectives of understanding and communicating how the energy transition is being implemented. We are interested in what is being done (and what can, should, and should not be done) to support acceleration of the energy transition. In parallel, we are developing the understanding of where the benefits of energy transition will accrue.
This site provides a means of organizing and sharing relevant research information and presentations from the Project. Please see the Select Recent Research page for research updates.
The Distribution of Power Project is currently hosted at the Program in Climate and Environmental Studies at Vanderbilt University. The Director of the Project is
Ryan Thomas Trahan, in collaboration with
March 2023 - please check back in late May for an update on research directions and opportunities for collaboration.
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