Making Inter-Regional Transmission Easier: Transmission Technology Innovations

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:00pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) hosted the next installment of "Transmission Time" where panelists discussed innovations in transmission that may help with the cost and permitting difficulties with large scale regional and inter-regional transmission. Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and […]

Plugging Into America’s Untapped Renewable Resources

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:00pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) hosted a discussion to introduce their latest report, "Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging Into America's Untapped Renewable Resources." The report identifies shovel ready, high-voltage transmission projects across the country that, if constructed, would provide economic benefits around the country […]

Transmission and the Future of Electric Power: A Conversation with the Authors of the New National Academies Report

Earlier this year, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report, "The Future of Electric Power in the U.S.," which undertook a comprehensive evaluation of the country's changing electric system and outlined recommendations for providing reliable and resilient energy as the U.S. pursues its decarbonization goals. On June 8, 2021 at […]

Transmission Time: The Case for Proactive Transmission Planning: An Update on the FERC ANOPR Reform Proceeding and Next Steps

On December 9, 2021 at 3:00pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid hosted another installment of Transmission Time, titled "The Case for Proactive Transmission Planning: An Update on the FERC Reform Proceedings and Next Steps." Proactive planning was supported by 174 entities in response to FERC's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) relating to longer-term regional transmission […]

Transmission Time: Long-Distance Transmission, Reliability, and a Clean Energy Future

On Wednesday, March 16th from 1-2pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) hosted an installment of their Transmission Time webinar series, “Long-Distance Transmission, Grid Reliability, and a Clean Energy Future.” The 21st century requires greater reliability and further electrification of our economy to achieve a clean energy future. The build-out of more long-distance transmission can […]

Transmission Time: National Security Benefits of Electric Transmission

On Monday, April 4th, from 3-4 pm ET, ACEG, ACORE, and SAFE hosted a webinar with retired military leaders and senior defense officials for a discussion on the national security benefits of a more robust, reliable, and resilient electric system. In recent years, the U.S. has experienced more frequent and severe extreme weather events, highlighting the […]

Rural renaissance: How investments in transmission modernization can drive rural economic development

How can we create more jobs in Rural America? That question is at the heart of an April 7 Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. webinar, “Rural renaissance: How investments in transmission modernization can drive rural economic development.” This complimentary one-hour program addresses how expanding, integrating, and modernizing the North American high-voltage grid can drive rural economic development, […]

Transmission Time: Cost-Conscious Transmission and FERC Transmission Policy

Virtual Webinar

On Thursday, May 12th, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) held a webinar featuring consumer advocates, public power, and large energy buyers on the need for well-planned cost-conscious transmission. Speakers discussed transmission policy, including FERC’s proposed rule addressing transmission planning and cost allocation, and FERC's announcement of a conference on cost discipline in the […]

Planning for the Future: Diverse Perspectives on the FERC’s Proposed Planning Rule

On Thursday, August 18 at 12 p.m. ET, ACEG hosted a public briefing to discuss comments submitted in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), seeking to reform its regional transmission planning and cost allocation policies. ACEG brought together a diverse set of speakers — representing transmission developers, clean energy generators, large […]

Transmission Time: Transmission Funding Opportunities

On Wednesday, September 21, ACEG hosted a Transmission Time webinar exploring funding opportunities for transmission projects. Recent federal legislation, including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), established several new revenue streams to support the needed build out of transmission. Panelists from the Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment and […]

Transmission Time: Innovative Partnerships for Accelerating Transmission Buildout

On Thursday, September 29, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid hosted a Transmission Time webinar on innovative partnerships for developing transmission infrastructure.  Speakers discussed examples of joint ownership models that have been a win-win-win as they benefit Tribal nations and local communities, ease the siting and permitting process for developers, and help facilitate transmission build […]