Washington D.C. — On October 28, 2020 at 3:00pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) introduced their latest study, “Consumer, Employment, and Environmental Benefits of Electricity Transmission Expansion in the Eastern U.S.” The study finds that expanding and modernizing our power grid and expanding transmission in the Eastern U.S. will unleash up to $7.8 trillion in investment in rural America, create over 6 million net new domestic jobs, and save consumers over $100 billion, while also providing all Americans with cleaner air. Read the full report here.

The webcast featured keynote remarks from the Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Kathy Castor (FL-14). Following Rep. Castor’s remarks, lead author Michael Goggin presented on the main findings from the report, which was followed by a discussion featuring Michael Skelly, Senior Advisor at Lazard, Jason Walsh, Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance, and Nina Plaushin, Vice President of Regulatory, Federal Affairs and Communications of ITC Holdings Corp.

Keynote:
Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14)

Speakers:
Nina Plaushin, Vice President of Regulatory, Federal Affairs and Communications of ITC Holdings Corp and President of ACEG’s Board of Directors

Michael Goggin, Vice President of Grid Strategies LLC and Lead Author

Michael Skelly, Senior Advisor, Lazard

Jason Walsh, Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance

 

Download the slides from the event here.

Watch a full recording of the event here.

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