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Transmission Time: Recommended Siting Practices for Electric Transmission Developers

February 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Wednesday, February 22, ACEG hosted a webinar exploring its latest report on recommended siting practices for transmission developers as they engage with the landowners, local communities, and tribes impacted by a project.

The transmission siting process can be fraught, but developers that undertake meaningful, respectful, and consistent engagement can build trust in communities and improve their project’s chance of success. Our report looks at what works to get needed transmission built — from outreach timing to selecting trusted messengers to strategies for landowner compensation.

“There is no time to waste when it comes to expanding our electric grid,” said ACEG Executive Director Christina Hayes. “Many transmission developers have engaged thoughtfully with communities on a wide range of issues. This report highlights a well-rounded and thorough look at specific practices that will help ensure transmission gets built in a way that respects local communities. We hope it is the beginning of an ongoing conversation.”

Featured speakers included:

  • Nils Nichols — Report co-author
  • Jason Stanek — Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Maranda Compton — Attorney specializing in Native American law and policy
  • Brant Johnson — VP for North Plains Connector, Grid United
  • (Moderator) Megan Gibson — Deputy Chief Counsel, the Niskanen Center

View the recording here.


February 22, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm