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 completed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Colorado Boulder researchers, 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,