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Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is the only non-profit broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-voltage grid.

ACEG brings together the diverse support for an expanded and modernized grid from business, labor, consumer and environmental groups, and other transmission supporters to support policy which recognizes the benefits of a robust transmission grid.

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“Growing and rebuilding our nation’s economy will rely on cleaner, cheaper power to drive American industry and commerce. Transmission infrastructure is key to delivering that power to the industries and communities that need it. APA is proud to be a partner in this effort to expand our electric grids, and to build the advanced power delivery systems on which America can rely.”

Jeffrey Clark

President, Advanced Power Alliance

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:25:30-04:00

Jeffrey Clark

President, Advanced Power Alliance

“Growing and rebuilding our nation’s economy will rely on cleaner, cheaper power to drive American industry and commerce. Transmission infrastructure is key to delivering that power to the industries and communities that need it. APA is proud to be a partner in this effort to expand our electric grids, and to build the advanced power delivery systems on which America can rely.”

“We need to improve America’s outdated and balkanized electricity transmission system both to compete effectively in the 21st century economy and to properly tackle the climate crisis. A Macro Grid will allow for better integration of low-cost renewable energy, resulting in a more resilient, efficient grid and a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions.”

Gregory Wetstone

President and CEO, ACORE

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:25:59-04:00

Gregory Wetstone

President and CEO, ACORE

“We need to improve America’s outdated and balkanized electricity transmission system both to compete effectively in the 21st century economy and to properly tackle the climate crisis. A Macro Grid will allow for better integration of low-cost renewable energy, resulting in a more resilient, efficient grid and a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions.”

“If you want a shot at 100% carbon-free, you’re simply going to need to transmit solar and wind power from America’s Saudi Arabia of renewables—the Southwest and the Midwest—to the cities.”

Ethan Zindler

Analyst, BloombergNEF

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:26:34-04:00

Ethan Zindler

Analyst, BloombergNEF

“If you want a shot at 100% carbon-free, you’re simply going to need to transmit solar and wind power from America’s Saudi Arabia of renewables—the Southwest and the Midwest—to the cities.”

“It’s easier to build solar and wind in the upper Midwest than the Eastern corridor. This is what you’ll need to replace the spinning mass of gas turbines.”

Trey Ward

CEO, Direct Connect

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:27:14-04:00

Trey Ward

CEO, Direct Connect

“It’s easier to build solar and wind in the upper Midwest than the Eastern corridor. This is what you’ll need to replace the spinning mass of gas turbines.”

“It’s going to be impossible to build new renewables in Kansas unless we do something with the grid. When California runs the numbers to see what 100% carbon-free looks like, all of those scenarios lean on imported renewables.”

Michael Skelly

Founder, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:28:06-04:00

Michael Skelly

Founder, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC

“It’s going to be impossible to build new renewables in Kansas unless we do something with the grid. When California runs the numbers to see what 100% carbon-free looks like, all of those scenarios lean on imported renewables.”

"I don't see how you have a national clean energy standard without significant federally mandated or incented transmission build cutting across regions of the country."

Travid Kavulla

R Street Institute

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:29:01-04:00

Travid Kavulla

R Street Institute

"I don't see how you have a national clean energy standard without significant federally mandated or incented transmission build cutting across regions of the country."

"If you're going to do a 100 percent clean energy portfolio — that is really 70 to 80 percent of electric power from renewables — I don't know how you avoid huge transmission builds,"

Richard Sedano

President, Regulatory Assistance Project

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:29:43-04:00

Richard Sedano

President, Regulatory Assistance Project

"If you're going to do a 100 percent clean energy portfolio — that is really 70 to 80 percent of electric power from renewables — I don't know how you avoid huge transmission builds,"

"The transmission and distribution is getting to where the resources are. That’s in the mix, along with how the technology already out there helps address shortfalls. Think about how you load the various transmission lines based on temperatures — dynamic load rating. Figuring out how those technologies can enable the transmission of renewables while growing out the transmission portfolio is part of the strategy."

"The other part is engaging with utilities and regional transmission operators (RTOs) to access renewables. Utilities are natural partners for renewables, like our green tariff with Consumers Energy. More states, utilities, and public service commissioners are looking at green tariffs as an option to grow the portfolio."

Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:31:52-04:00

Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors

"The transmission and distribution is getting to where the resources are. That’s in the mix, along with how the technology already out there helps address shortfalls. Think about how you load the various transmission lines based on temperatures — dynamic load rating. Figuring out how those technologies can enable the transmission of renewables while growing out the transmission portfolio is part of the strategy." "The other part is engaging with utilities and regional transmission operators (RTOs) to access renewables. Utilities are natural partners for renewables, like our green tariff with Consumers Energy. More states, utilities, and public service commissioners are looking at green tariffs as an option to grow the portfolio."

"I think once you look at companies such as ours and Mars and Walmart, that are making these commitments, we're going to continue to make more, we're going to continue to buy more as our companies grow more, or expand and things like that. That's more opportunities for transmission of renewable energy."

Stefani Millie Grant

Senior Manager of External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:38:59-04:00

Stefani Millie Grant

Senior Manager of External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever

"I think once you look at companies such as ours and Mars and Walmart, that are making these commitments, we're going to continue to make more, we're going to continue to buy more as our companies grow more, or expand and things like that. That's more opportunities for transmission of renewable energy."

"If we’re going to actually get to carbon positive and [bring energy] into our facilities, then we can actually start talking about [renewables] running our facilities, instead of just being out there buying the [renewable energy credits], we’ve got to really focus on transmission.”

Stefani Millie Grant

Senior Manager of External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:40:53-04:00

Stefani Millie Grant

Senior Manager of External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever

"If we’re going to actually get to carbon positive and [bring energy] into our facilities, then we can actually start talking about [renewables] running our facilities, instead of just being out there buying the [renewable energy credits], we’ve got to really focus on transmission.”

“Low energy prices allow Missouri businesses to thrive and access to renewable energy is essential to many of our members’ sustainability goals,” said Diana Vuylsteke, who represents the MIEC on issues pertaining to energy. “It is imperative that we take advantage of free-market solutions like the Grain Belt Express to meet our energy needs.”

Diana Vuylsteke

Energy Representative, Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:42:16-04:00

Diana Vuylsteke

Energy Representative, Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers

“Low energy prices allow Missouri businesses to thrive and access to renewable energy is essential to many of our members’ sustainability goals,” said Diana Vuylsteke, who represents the MIEC on issues pertaining to energy. “It is imperative that we take advantage of free-market solutions like the Grain Belt Express to meet our energy needs.”

“GM’s ability to access renewable energy is key to our decisions about where to expand new facilities. It’s essential that transmission planners take the growing corporate demand for renewables into account in the planning process. Expanding and upgrading transmission is critical in helping GM access low-cost renewable energy and meet our commitments.”

Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:43:10-04:00

Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors

“GM’s ability to access renewable energy is key to our decisions about where to expand new facilities. It’s essential that transmission planners take the growing corporate demand for renewables into account in the planning process. Expanding and upgrading transmission is critical in helping GM access low-cost renewable energy and meet our commitments.”

“With the phase-out of federal tax incentives and the continued need for additional transmission build-out, renewables will face challenges in the years ahead. But if costs continue to decline and transmission build continues apace, I think we’ll see a lot more wind and solar come online."

Sam Arons

Senior Lead of Energy and Infrastructure, Google

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:43:41-04:00

Sam Arons

Senior Lead of Energy and Infrastructure, Google

“With the phase-out of federal tax incentives and the continued need for additional transmission build-out, renewables will face challenges in the years ahead. But if costs continue to decline and transmission build continues apace, I think we’ll see a lot more wind and solar come online."

“When you look at the resource transformations of the last 20 years since Order 2000, I don’t believe any of those transformations could have been accomplished in the same way without the regional markets and the regional planning and operation of the transmission system.”

Cheryl A. LaFleur

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2014-2015)

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:44:34-04:00

Cheryl A. LaFleur

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2014-2015)

“When you look at the resource transformations of the last 20 years since Order 2000, I don’t believe any of those transformations could have been accomplished in the same way without the regional markets and the regional planning and operation of the transmission system.”

“I would love to have the commission sit down and think about how we can take all these wonderful precedents a step further, a major step further, in terms of promoting a truly national electric transmission policy and a robust grid.”

James Hoeker

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1997-2001)

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:45:15-04:00

James Hoeker

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1997-2001)

“I would love to have the commission sit down and think about how we can take all these wonderful precedents a step further, a major step further, in terms of promoting a truly national electric transmission policy and a robust grid.”

“If Congress is serious about wanting a truly clean energy grid across the whole country, you have to tap the middle of the country to get that big bulk of cheap clean energy to keep the lights on and dispatch accordingly.”

Patrick H. Wood III

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2001-2005)

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:46:13-04:00

Patrick H. Wood III

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2001-2005)

“If Congress is serious about wanting a truly clean energy grid across the whole country, you have to tap the middle of the country to get that big bulk of cheap clean energy to keep the lights on and dispatch accordingly.”

“It is time for us to develop a national transmission plan.”

Jon Wellinghoff

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2009-2013)

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:46:55-04:00

Jon Wellinghoff

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2009-2013)

“It is time for us to develop a national transmission plan.”

"Everyone knows that we need additional transmission to ensure that the clean energy transition takes places as cost-effectively and reliably as possible"

Rick Glick

Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:47:32-04:00

Rick Glick

Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

"Everyone knows that we need additional transmission to ensure that the clean energy transition takes places as cost-effectively and reliably as possible"

"It may not be possible or cost effective to design the grid to withstand every single type of extreme event that might occur. Striking the right balance for consumers is undoubtedly a complex undertaking, but I believe it is more reasonable for us to consider additional transmission investments as an insurance policy to help reduce the size of disruption and enhance the grid's ability to bounce back.... There were numerous comments submitted with regard to the role transmission plays in grid resilience and that's something we're considering."

Neil Chatterjee

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:48:05-04:00

Neil Chatterjee

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

"It may not be possible or cost effective to design the grid to withstand every single type of extreme event that might occur. Striking the right balance for consumers is undoubtedly a complex undertaking, but I believe it is more reasonable for us to consider additional transmission investments as an insurance policy to help reduce the size of disruption and enhance the grid's ability to bounce back.... There were numerous comments submitted with regard to the role transmission plays in grid resilience and that's something we're considering."

"It's clear to me that we need to move toward a grid of the future that is reliable and flexible enough to withstand our rapidly changing energy landscape."

Neil Chatterjee

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:55:53-04:00

Neil Chatterjee

Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

"It's clear to me that we need to move toward a grid of the future that is reliable and flexible enough to withstand our rapidly changing energy landscape."

"There is a strong demand for renewables and emission-free resources, and those resources are going to significantly drive the need for transmission planning and development throughout New York State, and I expect that that's true throughout a lot of regions of the U.S., given all of the different policy goals and general demand from consumers … for that emissions-free resource to supply their power...I think that that's really going to drive a lot of transmission needs in the future."

Zachary Smith

Vice president of System and Resource Planning, New York ISO

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:56:39-04:00

Zachary Smith

Vice president of System and Resource Planning, New York ISO

"There is a strong demand for renewables and emission-free resources, and those resources are going to significantly drive the need for transmission planning and development throughout New York State, and I expect that that's true throughout a lot of regions of the U.S., given all of the different policy goals and general demand from consumers … for that emissions-free resource to supply their power...I think that that's really going to drive a lot of transmission needs in the future."

“Substantial investment in new transmission capacity will be needed to allow wind and solar generators to develop projects where the most attractive natural wind and solar resources are located. Barriers to expanding the needed inter-regional and internetwork transmission capacity are being addressed either too slowly or not at all.”

Paul Joskow

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-09-28T13:27:32-04:00

Paul Joskow

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Substantial investment in new transmission capacity will be needed to allow wind and solar generators to develop projects where the most attractive natural wind and solar resources are located. Barriers to expanding the needed inter-regional and internetwork transmission capacity are being addressed either too slowly or not at all.”

"Much more attention needs to be paid to the expansion of transmission networks to support the economic deployment and use of wind and solar resources. An efficient transmission network infrastructure transition requires reforms to current transmission planning, permitting, and financial arrangements that overcome traditional boundaries between transmission networks. Transmission investment has focused historically on reliability and economic needs within transmission system operating regions rather than between the transmission operating regions."

Paul Joskow

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-09-28T13:27:53-04:00

Paul Joskow

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Much more attention needs to be paid to the expansion of transmission networks to support the economic deployment and use of wind and solar resources. An efficient transmission network infrastructure transition requires reforms to current transmission planning, permitting, and financial arrangements that overcome traditional boundaries between transmission networks. Transmission investment has focused historically on reliability and economic needs within transmission system operating regions rather than between the transmission operating regions."

"And what we have to do is focus on the transmission of energy across the country from areas relating to solar and wind. The reason is that they have not, that has not been mastered yet."

Joe Biden

Former Vice President of the United States and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-10-16T13:49:12-04:00

Joe Biden

Former Vice President of the United States and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate

"And what we have to do is focus on the transmission of energy across the country from areas relating to solar and wind. The reason is that they have not, that has not been mastered yet."

“Transmission is critical to facilitating a clean energy future. ITC looks forward to working with Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and ACORE to support expanding regional and interregional transmission through the Macro Grid Initiative.”


Nina Plauchin

Vice President of Regulatory & Federal Affairs, ITC Holdings Corp

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-07T17:51:59-04:00

Nina Plauchin

Vice President of Regulatory & Federal Affairs, ITC Holdings Corp

“Transmission is critical to facilitating a clean energy future. ITC looks forward to working with Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and ACORE to support expanding regional and interregional transmission through the Macro Grid Initiative.”

“To respond to the challenge of climate change, we need ambitious investments in our electrical grid. Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources are booming, moving us toward a carbon-free future. But we need a way to connect all this clean energy to our homes. Modernizing our outdated transmission network will create jobs, grow our economy – and allow responsibly sited, cleaner energy to thrive.”

Gina McCarthy

President and CEO, NRDC

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-07T17:55:24-04:00

Gina McCarthy

President and CEO, NRDC

“To respond to the challenge of climate change, we need ambitious investments in our electrical grid. Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources are booming, moving us toward a carbon-free future. But we need a way to connect all this clean energy to our homes. Modernizing our outdated transmission network will create jobs, grow our economy – and allow responsibly sited, cleaner energy to thrive.”

“We learned in the 2000-2001 California/Western power collapse and the 2003 North American power blackout that power markets REQUIRE robust infrastructure. Today, that means strong electrical ties between and across all the power regions. I welcome the refreshed focus on this issue: without a strong national power grid, we won’t come anywhere close to the low-cost, low-carbon grid customers demand — and deserve.”

Patrick H. Wood III

CEO, Hunt Energy Network

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:17:46-04:00

Patrick H. Wood III

CEO, Hunt Energy Network

“We learned in the 2000-2001 California/Western power collapse and the 2003 North American power blackout that power markets REQUIRE robust infrastructure. Today, that means strong electrical ties between and across all the power regions. I welcome the refreshed focus on this issue: without a strong national power grid, we won’t come anywhere close to the low-cost, low-carbon grid customers demand — and deserve.”

"A robust, integrated, intercontinental electric transmission grid is essential for this country to decarbonize our electric sector and to enable decarbonization of our transportation sector. Without it, this nation cannot hope to do its part to address the global climate crisis which faces us all. The Macro Grid Initiative, led by ACORE and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, is critical to the development of such a grid system necessary for a sustainable world."

Jon Wellinghoff

CEO, GridPolicy

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:18:27-04:00

Jon Wellinghoff

CEO, GridPolicy

"A robust, integrated, intercontinental electric transmission grid is essential for this country to decarbonize our electric sector and to enable decarbonization of our transportation sector. Without it, this nation cannot hope to do its part to address the global climate crisis which faces us all. The Macro Grid Initiative, led by ACORE and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, is critical to the development of such a grid system necessary for a sustainable world."

“Modernizing our electrical grid and upgrading our nation’s transmission network is an opportunity to create new, good-paying jobs for workers across our nation. Transmission projects generally utilize Project Labor Agreements, which set the ground rules for projects between workers and employers to ensure good wages and safe working conditions. Transforming the grid will ensure we can move cleaner energy throughout our nation and reduce the emissions driving climate change.”

Jason Walsh

Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:19:17-04:00

Jason Walsh

Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance

“Modernizing our electrical grid and upgrading our nation’s transmission network is an opportunity to create new, good-paying jobs for workers across our nation. Transmission projects generally utilize Project Labor Agreements, which set the ground rules for projects between workers and employers to ensure good wages and safe working conditions. Transforming the grid will ensure we can move cleaner energy throughout our nation and reduce the emissions driving climate change.”

“Building out our grid brings jobs, efficient markets, and cheaper and cleaner power. No individual or company can do this alone. But together with a broad public and policy maker consensus I have no doubt it can and will be done. I’m excited to see ACORE and ACEG’s Macro Grid Initiative take on this important effort.”

Michael Skelly

Founder, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:20:13-04:00

Michael Skelly

Founder, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC

“Building out our grid brings jobs, efficient markets, and cheaper and cleaner power. No individual or company can do this alone. But together with a broad public and policy maker consensus I have no doubt it can and will be done. I’m excited to see ACORE and ACEG’s Macro Grid Initiative take on this important effort.”

“Significant new transmission infrastructure allows remote and variable resources to serve consumers across wide areas, reducing prices and providing strong resilience benefits to states and communities.”

Ric O'Connell

Executive Director, GridLab

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:20:56-04:00

Ric O'Connell

Executive Director, GridLab

“Significant new transmission infrastructure allows remote and variable resources to serve consumers across wide areas, reducing prices and providing strong resilience benefits to states and communities.”

“An essential need for our society is a modernized electric grid to deliver clean, safe and reliable power, particularly as we shift our workplaces from central offices to our homes. A second essential need is to put millions of Americans back to work. Upgrading our nation’s aging and creaky transmission network will address both of these needs, and is one of the best investments we can make right now.”

Ken Kimmel

President, Union of Concerned Scientists

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:21:32-04:00

Ken Kimmel

President, Union of Concerned Scientists

“An essential need for our society is a modernized electric grid to deliver clean, safe and reliable power, particularly as we shift our workplaces from central offices to our homes. A second essential need is to put millions of Americans back to work. Upgrading our nation’s aging and creaky transmission network will address both of these needs, and is one of the best investments we can make right now.”

“Fostering a dedicated effort to upgrade and expand on our country’s current transmission infrastructure is the next step in realizing the potential of a majority clean energy grid of the future. An expanded, more sophisticated and technologically advanced grid will better support the modernizations and innovations of the fast-advancing pan-renewable industry. AWEA is proud to stand with our clean energy colleagues on addressing this long-held priority of the wind industry and we applaud Breakthrough Energy for taking on the challenge of solving this ongoing issue that will ultimately lead to providing consumers and businesses with more stable and reliable clean power, benefitting both the environment and American’s wallets.”

Tom Kiernan

CEO, Americans Wind Energy Association

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:22:13-04:00

Tom Kiernan

CEO, Americans Wind Energy Association

“Fostering a dedicated effort to upgrade and expand on our country’s current transmission infrastructure is the next step in realizing the potential of a majority clean energy grid of the future. An expanded, more sophisticated and technologically advanced grid will better support the modernizations and innovations of the fast-advancing pan-renewable industry. AWEA is proud to stand with our clean energy colleagues on addressing this long-held priority of the wind industry and we applaud Breakthrough Energy for taking on the challenge of solving this ongoing issue that will ultimately lead to providing consumers and businesses with more stable and reliable clean power, benefitting both the environment and American’s wallets.”

“When we think about the clean energy transformation we must make over the next decade, our 100-year old grid certainly isn’t supporting a productive vision. Solar can play a major part in our economic recovery. Infrastructure investments to modernize our grid and support transmission, could help us quickly and securely bring solar energy to communities. This initiative could spur billions of dollars in private development and get us closer to our goal of supplying 20% of U.S. electricity generation from solar by 2030.”

Abigail Ross Hopper

President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:23:02-04:00

Abigail Ross Hopper

President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association

“When we think about the clean energy transformation we must make over the next decade, our 100-year old grid certainly isn’t supporting a productive vision. Solar can play a major part in our economic recovery. Infrastructure investments to modernize our grid and support transmission, could help us quickly and securely bring solar energy to communities. This initiative could spur billions of dollars in private development and get us closer to our goal of supplying 20% of U.S. electricity generation from solar by 2030.”

“In this transformative and turbulent period, the nation cannot afford to neglect innovation and investment in a clean, economically efficient, and market-driven energy future. Unless an integrated, inter-regional transmission grid can be established, much of our best renewable energy will remain inaccessible to consumers and industry and the anticipated growth in the use of electricity for transportation will not be met. Overcoming the barriers to siting long-line transmission facilities is a critical task before us and new industry partnerships will be key. We support this “breakthrough” initiative as a refreshing recognition of a frequently unrecognized need.”

Jim Hoeker

Founder, WIRES

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:23:37-04:00

Jim Hoeker

Founder, WIRES

“In this transformative and turbulent period, the nation cannot afford to neglect innovation and investment in a clean, economically efficient, and market-driven energy future. Unless an integrated, inter-regional transmission grid can be established, much of our best renewable energy will remain inaccessible to consumers and industry and the anticipated growth in the use of electricity for transportation will not be met. Overcoming the barriers to siting long-line transmission facilities is a critical task before us and new industry partnerships will be key. We support this “breakthrough” initiative as a refreshing recognition of a frequently unrecognized need.”

“Emerging economic and policy conditions warrant a massive amount of transmission development in the next couple decades. It will be critical for transmission policy reforms to reduce barriers to development, improve planning processes and squeeze more efficiency out of existing infrastructure. The vision of the Macro Grid Initiative is right on point by aligning transmission development with economic, environmental and consumer outcomes.”

Devin Hartman

Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, R Street Institute

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:24:16-04:00

Devin Hartman

Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, R Street Institute

“Emerging economic and policy conditions warrant a massive amount of transmission development in the next couple decades. It will be critical for transmission policy reforms to reduce barriers to development, improve planning processes and squeeze more efficiency out of existing infrastructure. The vision of the Macro Grid Initiative is right on point by aligning transmission development with economic, environmental and consumer outcomes.”

“The overarching vision of the Macro Grid Initiative - to expand and upgrade the nation’s transmission network - will generate jobs and stimulate economic development, hasten clean energy integration and ultimately, lower energy costs for consumers. Equally important, the Initiative’s effort can help advocate for more strategic planning of transmission infrastructure and encourage leadership and a sense of urgency by national and state policymakers.”

Larry Gasteiger

Executive Director, WIRES

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
2020-08-10T15:24:52-04:00

Larry Gasteiger

Executive Director, WIRES

“The overarching vision of the Macro Grid Initiative - to expand and upgrade the nation’s transmission network - will generate jobs and stimulate economic development, hasten clean energy integration and ultimately, lower energy costs for consumers. Equally important, the Initiative’s effort can help advocate for more strategic planning of transmission infrastructure and encourage leadership and a sense of urgency by national and state policymakers.”
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