Washington, D.C. — Nearly every element of modern life depends on reliable electricity. Expanding and modernizing the U.S. grid is vital to:

  1. Improve electric reliability, particularly in the face of extreme weather.
  2. Preserve national security by making targeted attacks on the grid harder to execute.
  3. Reduce household energy costs.
  4. Allow new clean energy resources to come online.
  5. Address environmental justice concerns by replacing polluting power plants with clean energy.
  6. Create millions of high-quality jobs.