Wednesday, October 18 (Washington, D.C.) — Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the inaugural Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program awardees. GRIP was initially created and funded as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Today’s DOE awards total up to $3.5 billion across 58 projects, and will help integrate 35 GW of low-cost renewable energy into the grid, according to DOE. ACEG Executive Director Christina Hayes issued the following statement:
“ACEG firmly supports DOE’s investment in transmission through the GRIP program. The awards announced today demonstrate the DOE’s creativity in addressing gaps in the market in order to serve the public good.
“Transmission is crucial to ensuring that households and businesses across the country can access the dependable, low-cost power they need, whenever they need it. The GRIP awards are a welcome step towards modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, and will result in lower costs for consumers and improved resilience in the face of extreme weather events and changing load demands. We look forward to supporting these awarded projects as they move closer to completion.”
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 a diverse coalition — including business, labor, consumer, environmental groups, and other transmission supporters — to advocate for policies that recognize the benefits of a robust transmission grid.
Chloe Slayter, Communications Manager
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