"Much more attention needs to be paid to the expansion of transmission networks to support the economic deployment and use of wind and solar resources. An efficient transmission network infrastructure transition requires reforms to current transmission planning, permitting, and financial arrangements that overcome traditional boundaries between transmission networks. Transmission investment has focused historically on reliability and economic needs within transmission system operating regions rather than between the transmission operating regions."
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology