Washington D.C. – On November 18, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) released their latest report titled “Macro Grids in the Mainstream: An International Survey of Plans and Progress.” The report, written by Iowa State University’s James McCalley and Qian Zhang, is a global survey of Macro Grids, showing how countries around the world are scaling up their electric grids in order to tap low-cost domestic and foreign renewable resources, grow their economies, and strengthen security.
“It is both inspiring and disconcerting to see the progress others are making building large infrastructure,” said Rob Gramlich, Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 846-mile, 3,100-megawatt Pacific DC Intertie, so America has done this before, and we can do it again.”
Sponsored by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid as part of the Macro Grid Initiative, the report examines whether, and to what extent, other countries are planning and building Macro Grids, defined as a network of ultra-high voltage regional and interregional transmission lines, expansive in geographical scope.
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