Wednesday, March 22 (Washington, D.C.) — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) re-introduced the Streamlining Interstate Transmission of Electricity (SITE) Act, which would establish new siting authority at FERC for certain multi-state transmission projects. ACEG Executive Director Christina Hayes released the following statement in support of the bill:
“Upgrading our electric grid is a major undertaking, but an absolutely essential one if the U.S. wants to bring new renewable resources online and ensure the long-term security of our energy system. This legislation would significantly improve the process of siting much-needed transmission projects. By establishing new siting authority at FERC for certain high-value projects, the SITE Act provides one-stop siting for multi-state transmission lines — while still maintaining critical opportunities for environmental and community review. These proposals are critical to make the modern grid a reality.”
About Americans for a Clean Energy Grid:
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is a non-profit, broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-capacity grid. ACEG brings together the diverse support for an expanded and modernized grid from business, labor, consumer, environmental groups, and other transmission supporters to support policy that recognizes the benefits of a robust transmission grid. For more information, please visit cleanenergygrid.org.
Hannah Schuster, Communications Associate
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