Congress Increasingly Sees Transmission as a Key Climate Solution

By Nicholas Britton, intern, in collaboration with James Hewett, ACEG Legislative Director Over the past decade, when advocates and policymakers discussed comprehensive approaches to decarbonizing the power sector, transmission expansion was often seen as longer-term concern and not necessarily an issue that needed to be addressed immediately. Building new electric transmission infrastructure was frequently presented

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Webinar: Experts Discuss Opportunities for Transmission in a Stimulus Plan

With national policy discussions taking place about stimulating the economy through infrastructure investment, transmission is getting some welcome attention. After the COVID-19 health emergency is under control, getting the economy moving will be a high priority. Transmission not only puts people to work directly, but major lines also enable job-creating generation projects to move forward

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ACEG Names a New Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2020)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG), a diverse coalition of interests focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-voltage grid, has named a new Executive Director. John Jimison is retiring from the Executive Director position and is handing over the position to Rob Gramlich, an

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ACEG Commends Senator Heinrich for Introducing Legislation that Will Help Build a More Robust and Cleaner Electric Grid

WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2019)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) applauds Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) for introducing the Interregional Transmission Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3109). The bill will help bolster the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) planning process for identifying transmission projects across regions that provide economic, reliability, operational, and public policy benefits.

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U.S. Department of Energy Dynamic Line Rating Report to Congress

Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary of Energy for the Office of Electricity, delivered a report representing the United States Department of Energy’s response to the House Report (H. Rep. 115-697) and Conference Report (H. Rep. 115-929) accompanying the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (P.L. 115-244). The Conference Report

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