On April 17, the Civil Society Institute released its report Meeting Load with a Resource Mix beyond Business as Usual which examined the relationship between increased use of renewable energy and grid reliability. The study, conducted by Synapse Energy Economics Inc., found that the increased use of solar, wind and other renewable energy will not negatively impact the reliability of the electric grid. 99.4 percent of the time, the grid was found to meet or exceed demand without having to import energy or use reserve energy. To improve grid capability, the report recommended improving large power transfers, increasing storage for regions that utilize wind, investing in transmission technology, and making generation and capacity more flexible.