By Katie Wimsatt, Intern, David Gardiner and Associates Climate policy is back on the agenda. As polls have demonstrated public support for urgent climate action, members of the House, Senate, and presidential candidates have considered a host of different climate policies, some of which include investments to improve our electrical grid. Expanding, integrating, and modernizing
“Like Eisenhower, Skelly had a plan: He wanted to begin building a new power grid that could carry inexpensive renewable electricity from places such as the Oklahoma panhandle to the east and west. An electricity superhighway that would save customers money while reducing pollution and carbon emissions. An interstate system for electrons.” – Russell Gold,
This white paper was prepared for Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Sustainable FERC Project, and the WATT Coalition by Grid Strategies LLC and The Brattle Group.
ACEG submitted initial comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in response to the Notice of Inquiry into transmission incentives. Our comments identify a few key areas within the Commission’s regulatory jurisdiction that could lead to better results for the transmission grid. At a high level, ACEG urged the Commission to take a broad view
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2018)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG), a broad coalition of interests that recognize the need for an efficiently expanded, integrated, and modernized high-voltage electric transmission grid as a prerequisite to an affordable and reliable clean energy economy, has elected its officers for 2019: President, Nina Plaushin, ITC Holdings Corp. Vice President,
In recent months, ACEG has received a number of questions about China’s efforts to expand their transmission infrastructure. This issue brief authored by Lou Schwartz, a lawyer and China specialist, provides an overview of China’s grid expansion buildout and is intended to be a helpful resource for anyone interested in Chinese transmission infrastructure development. Download the
The Interconnections Seam Study (“Seams Study”) is a remarkable analysis that points the way toward the ultimate integration of the U.S. power grid, which will provide consumers with access to lower-cost, more reliable, and cleaner electricity. On Tuesday, October 9 at 1 p.m. ET/10 PT, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) discussed the implications
The Interconnections Seam Study, released at the TransGrid-X 2030 Symposium at Iowa State University in July 2018, addresses the benefits and costs of expanding electric transmission between the Eastern and Western U.S. power grids. The study analyzed three scenarios of expanding transmission between the two regions, thus making the grid more national and flexible in nature.