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
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
Groundbreaking Study Highlights Benefits of Expanding Transmission WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2018)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) applauds the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their grid operator, electric utility, national lab, university, and other industry partners for releasing a remarkable analysis that points the way toward the ultimate integration of the U.S. power
A copy of our comments is available here and the press release follows: Americans For a Clean Energy Grid Files Comments with FERC on Grid Resilience Diverse coalition asserts that a robust transmission system is critical to grid resilience WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2018)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (“ACEG”), a diverse coalition focused on
On February 8, 2018, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on U.S. energy infrastructure. During the hearing, witness testimony made it clear that transmission is an important part of energy infrastructure, and that updating U.S. transmission networks is important to maintaining strong energy infrastructure. Phillip Moeller, the Executive Vice President
Do you care about our energy future? The transmission system is widely misunderstood and it is time to dispel the myths that have grown up around this critical backbone of our nation’s economy, delivering electricity to virtually everyone. Join Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and WIRES for a discussion of long-distance transmission—and the importance
By John Jimison, Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid September 4th marked a barely noticed anniversary of one of the most significant achievements in human history: the birth of the modern electric grid. In 1882, Thomas Edison started generating electricity at Pearl Street Station to power 400 “electric lamps” for 82 Manhattan