Transmission Time: Environmental Justice & Electric Transmission

On Wednesday, May 31, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) and the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center for a webinar on environmental justice considerations in transmission development. Historically, the U.S. has constructed infrastructure in a manner that disproportionately harms low-income communities and people of color. Now the country urgently needs to expand its […]

Grading the Grid: How Well Do Regions Plan & Develop Transmission?

Multiple studies have found the U.S. needs to more than double its transmission capacity to sustain its growing energy demands and safeguard the grid against more frequent severe weather. To better understand if we are on track to meet this need, a new report from Americans for a Clean Energy Grid evaluates and ranks transmission […]

Transmission Time: Using Co-Location to Expand the Grid

On Wednesday, July 26, ACEG and NextGen Highways hosted a webinar exploring efforts to develop new transmission lines along existing rights-of-way (ROWs). The U.S. needs to rapidly expand its transmission system to connect new renewable resources, meet rising demand, and improve electric reliability. Speakers discussed how strategic co-location of new lines can help leverage existing […]

Transmission Time: Transmission in the Carolinas

On September 27, ACEG hosted a webinar on transmission expansion in the Carolinas. Panelists discussed efforts to build and upgrade the lines needed to connect new renewable resources to the grid and to improve electric reliability. Well-planned transmission is key to building a secure energy future. In this regional snapshot, ACEG explored the importance of […]

ACORE Grid Forum

The 2023 ACORE Grid Forum convenes regulators; renewable, storage, and transmission companies; and other leading grid experts in Arlington, Virginia on October 11. Don't miss the opportunity to hear insights on the near-term gaps and long-term priorities for grid infrastructure to maximize the deployment of renewable energy. We are a proud supporter of the ACORE […]

Transmission Time: The Role of State Transmission Authorities

Across the country, several state legislatures have formed “transmission authorities” to help facilitate the siting and financing of new lines. These entities can help states develop the transmission needed to connect new resources and ensure reliable, low-cost electricity for all their residents. In this webinar, leaders of transmission authorities from Colorado, New Mexico and North […]

The Conservative Case for Transmission

On December 12, ACEG and the Rainey Center hosted a webinar to discuss the conservative case for transmission. Nearly all elements of modern life depend on reliable electricity, and the U.S. grid needs much more capacity to combat rising costs, prevent outages, and ensure everyone can access sustainable, domestic energy. Panelists discussed the benefits of […]

The State of Transmission in the New Year

On January 31, ACEG hosted a webinar to discuss the state of transmission in the new year. As policy around transmission and energy has moved at a breakneck pace, we took a moment at the beginning of the year to take stock of where we are and why further progress in transmission policy remains a […]

Transmission and Tribal Lands

As we mark one year since the release of ACEG’s Recommended Siting Practices for Electric Transmission Developers report, let’s delve into one important topic it highlights: transmission and energy development in tribal lands. How should tribes as sovereign entities participate and receive consideration in the conversation around transmission and energy development? What systemic disadvantages have […]

History of the Transmission Policy Landscape

Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL), Former FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell, and Rob Gramlich for a discussion on the history of the transmission policy landscape, with opening remarks from Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). Following the 1992 EPAct with then-Congressman Markey’s inclusion of an open access requirement, FERC used that law to issue Order No. 888 in […]

ACEG Transmission Time Webinar: Wildfires and Electric Transmission

A recent report from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) found that this summer there are anticipated adequacy risks due to expected extreme heat events that affect generation, wind output, and transmission systems, coupled with demand growth. With extreme heat and wildfires increasing in frequency over the last few decades, it’s more important than […]