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Abstract: "Rapid changes in the operating environments of electric utilities call for modifications in their operating strategies. This paper proposes two ways for making modifications. The first is the adoption of an organizational scheme, called an A-team (Asynchronous Team), for EMS (Energy Management System) software. A-teams are modular and extremely flexible. They have the potential for very high performance. The second proposal is for the use of an event tree that would extend several contingencies from the current operating state into the future. This tree would be continually updated by a set of predictive and prescriptive programs, called control specialists, that would be distributed over a network of computers."