This white paper was prepared for Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Sustainable FERC Project, and the WATT Coalition by Grid Strategies LLC and The Brattle Group.
In recent months, ACEG has received a number of questions about China’s efforts to expand their transmission infrastructure. This issue brief authored by Lou Schwartz, a lawyer and China specialist, provides an overview of China’s grid expansion buildout and is intended to be a helpful resource for anyone interested in Chinese transmission infrastructure development. Download the
The Interconnections Seam Study, released at the TransGrid-X 2030 Symposium at Iowa State University in July 2018, addresses the benefits and costs of expanding electric transmission between the Eastern and Western U.S. power grids. The study analyzed three scenarios of expanding transmission between the two regions, thus making the grid more national and flexible in nature.
Survey of Emerging Transmission Technologies Written By: Usman M. Chaudhry Table of Contents Introduction High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Dynamic Line Ratings Synchrophasors High Temperature, Low Sag Conductors Integrated Volt-VAR Regulation/Optimization Grid-Scale Energy Storage Smart Solar Inverters Introduction On August 14, 2003, the United States experienced the worst electrical blackout in its history. About 50 million people
A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Future cost-competitive electricity systems and their impact on US CO2 emissions, examines the benefits of building an even larger nationwide transmission network that could save consumers as much as $47 billion annually, a roughly 10 percent reduction in electric bills. As shown below, the network taps into