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Learn more about how America needs to make major investments in a modernized grid to maintain existing capacity and reliability of the system and to plan for the future.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NEED FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT: MYTHS DEBUNKED

London Economics International highlights myths about transmission investment that are distracting to future investment and security of electricity supply.

NREL SEAMS STUDY

The latest in a growing body of evidence supporting grid modernization comes from the high-profile National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

ASCE REPORT CARD

Electric delivery in the U.S. depends on aging and complex patchwork system of power generation facilities, transmission and distribution grids, local distribution lines, and substations. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives energy infrastructure a grade of D+.

SOLAR ECLIPSE: UNRAVELING THE BIG EVENT’S IMPACT ON POWER GRIDS

Ninety minutes before the arrival of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, a large, thick cloud drifted in to obscure the sun, curdling the hopes of Tom Petray, a retired Texas State University professor who had lugged a vacuum-cleaner-sized telescope to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Melton Hill on the Clinch River outside Knoxville to see the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

GRID: SPACE SCIENTISTS TRACK NEW SOLAR ERUPTIONS

U.S. space scientists are monitoring a series of high-energy eruptions from the sun to determine if they will threaten power grids as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Eastern Seaboard.

WIRES STUDY DEBUNKS MYTHS AROUND TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT

WIRES published a new white paper by London Economics International (LEI) that debunks myths and misconceptions about the benefits and costs of expanding and upgrading the high-voltage transmission system.

A WIRES REPORT: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NEED FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT

WIRES released a white paper by London Economics International (LEI) in response to many myths and long-held beliefs about investment in electric transmission that influence the thinking or actual decisions of policy makers, regulators, and the public about the need for, and benefits of, this critical infrastructure. View the full WIRES report.

ANALYSIS SHOWS MARKET FORCES, NOT POLICY, DRIVING SHIFTS IN POWER SECTOR

Ahead of this month’s anticipated release of the Department of Energy’s analysis of grid reliability under current market and policy conditions, stakeholders are weighing in on the role of baseload power and the impact policy shifts could have on technology investments.

GRID EXECS SAY REGULATORY CERTAINTY IS KEY TO RELIABILITY

Grid operators told lawmakers that regulatory certainty, not congressional reform efforts, would have the greatest benefit for electricity markets. Executives from the seven regional transmission organizations and independent system operators told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing that competitive markets are working well.