On June 13, 2011, the White House released a new report by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) entitled “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future.”  The report highlights the need for continuing cooperation and collaboration between the Administration, the states, and other stakeholders in order to implement key actions.  Building on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and $4.5 billion in funding for electric grid modernization initiatives provided