Americans for a Clean Energy Grid support policies that will modernize the nation’s electric power network and unlock clean energy and economic opportunities across the country. Smart state and federal policies that improve the way the grid is developed, planned, and paid for will help it become a more robust, reliable, and secure network that supports expansion of renewable energy, competitive power markets, energy efficiency, and lower costs for consumers. The backbone of a clean electricity system and a strong economy is a resilient and reliable transmission grid.

Expanding and upgrading our electric power transmission and distribution system are vital to renewing America’s economic growth, strengthening national security, and addressing the threat of global climate change. Two critical investments are needed:

  1. Efficient, secure and reliable interstate transmission networks – incorporating renewable collection lines and extra-high voltage (EHV) backbone facilities – which will enable massive domestic renewable energy resources currently stranded in our country’s remote areas to be developed and delivered to population centers; and
  2. “Smart Grid” technologies to make the transmission and distribution grid more reliable, resilient, and secure, and to accommodate renewable power and enable more energy efficiency by consumers and businesses.

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