More than two weeks have passed since Hurricane Sandy brought the Eastern Seaboard to a standstill. Although life is slowly returning to normal, Sandy joins a long series of painful reminders of how dependent 21st century America is on reliable electricity: it powers nearly every facet of our lives. The potential silver lining in the wake of Sandy’s devastation is the influx of interest in our outdated and inadequate transmission grid, highlighting long ignored issues from the benefits of buried transmission lines to the importance of an integrated, redundant, resilient grid – built to withstand even Sandy’s fury.
For its latest event, Americans for a Clean Energy grid brought the battle for a domestic clean energy build-out into contentious territory: coal country. ACEG hosted the Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit in Nashville, Tennessee on November 14th along with co-hosts Vanderbilt University, Clean Line Energy, ITC Holdings, and WIRES—each of whom supplied a panelist
We have created a live webcast of the entire Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit so that you can stay up to speed on what industry, government, and thought leaders are saying about these important issues. Tune in from anywhere that you can get an internet signal!
We are pleased to announce the participation of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at the Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit next week. Mayor Dean will be part of a panel discussion on the role electric vehicles have to play with respect to the grid in the Southeast. Mayor Dean’s enthusiasm for clean energy and participation in the panel underlines the broad interest in the clean energy sector throughout the region.
With the election less than a week away and with a post-Sandy public focused on the importance of a modern, safe and stable electric grid, there has never been a better time to convene experts from across the nation to discuss the future of energy in the Southeast.
The Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit to take place in Nashville Nov 14: Five reasons you can’t miss it In the wake of a presidential election, a quickly changing regional energy landscape, and clean energy and transmission issues requiring major decisions in the near future, the Southeast Clean Energy Summit will convene leaders to discuss