This week the “Report on Barriers and Opportunities for High Voltage Transmission” was publicly released. The document, which was prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and addressed to both House and Senate Appropriations Committees, highlights the opportunities that highways and rail have moving forward as potential transportation corridors. We strongly encourage that the Department of Transportation urge highways to accommodate transmission lines moving forward.
In response to the release of the report, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid Director Rob Gramlich has stated that “the new FERC report finds major reliability and other benefits from expanding regional and inter-regional transmission capacity. The report begins an important national discussion about making much greater use of highway and rail corridors as a way around some of the well-known barriers to transmission.”
To read the full report, visit here.