With national policy discussions taking place about stimulating the economy through infrastructure investment, transmission is getting some welcome attention. After the COVID-19 health emergency is under control, getting the economy moving will be a high priority. Transmission not only puts people to work directly, but major lines also enable job-creating generation projects to move forward
“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, FERC Chairman 2014-15 “I would love
“Like Eisenhower, Skelly had a plan: He wanted to begin building a new power grid that could carry inexpensive renewable electricity from places such as the Oklahoma panhandle to the east and west. An electricity superhighway that would save customers money while reducing pollution and carbon emissions. An interstate system for electrons.” – Russell Gold,
The Interconnections Seam Study (“Seams Study”) is a remarkable analysis that points the way toward the ultimate integration of the U.S. power grid, which will provide consumers with access to lower-cost, more reliable, and cleaner electricity. On Tuesday, October 9 at 1 p.m. ET/10 PT, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) discussed the implications
Big companies are increasingly signing deals to buy wind and solar power, and their large and growing demand may exceed the capacity of existing and planned transmission lines—yet transmission planners aren’t taking this into account as they draw up their future plans, according to a new study from Wind Energy Foundation. On March 27th at 12 p.m.
Do you care about our energy future? The transmission system is widely misunderstood and it is time to dispel the myths that have grown up around this critical backbone of our nation’s economy, delivering electricity to virtually everyone. Join Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and WIRES for a discussion of long-distance transmission—and the importance