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New Report: Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging Into America's Untapped Renewable Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 27, 2021 Americans for a Clean Energy Grid released a new report, “Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging Into America’s Untapped Renewable Resources, ” which identifies 22 shovel ready, high-voltage transmission projects across the country that, if constructed, would create approximately 1,240,000 American jobs and lead to 60,000 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy capacity, increasing American’s wind and solar generation by nearly 50 percent.

These regional and interregional transmission lines would not only bring quality wind and solar resources to areas with high demand but also increase economic development and grid resiliency as well as provide cost-savings for consumers.

Read the full report here
ACEG Report Cited In White House Factsheet, Administration Takes Action to Expand and Modernize Electric Grid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the White House also released their latest factsheet, Biden Administration Advances Expansion & Modernization of the Electric Grid. The factsheet included announcements from the Energy and Transportation Departments and directly cited ACEG and the "Transmission Projects Ready to Go" report. The factsheet reads:
 
Today, independent analysts, the Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, issued a report entitled: “Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging into America’s Untapped Renewable Resources.” The report estimates that with financing and siting tools such as those advanced by the American Jobs Plan, more than 20 transmission projects are positioned to move from an advanced planning stage into construction, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and potentially unlocking around 60,000 megawatts of new clean energy capacity in the U.S.
 
The “Ready to Go” report estimates that advancing the 22 high-voltage transmission projects identified in the report would trigger $33 billion in investment and create around 600,000 new jobs, including 240,000 direct jobs plus 38,000 indirect and induced jobs. The wind and solar deployment enabled by this investment could create an additional 640,000 jobs, bringing the total job creation benefit to around 1,240,000 jobs.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:00pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) hosted a discussion to introduce their latest report, “Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging Into America’s Untapped Renewable Resources.” The discussion was moderated by ACEG Executive Director Rob Gramlich and included transmission developers, renewable and environmental industry leaders, and more!

Watch a full recording of the event here.

ACEG in National News
 
Report: 22 power lines could boost renewables by 50%E&E News
Biden administration to finance $8 billion in grid improvements The Wall Street Journal
Glick: FERC to usher in transmission reforms this summer E&E News
DOE unveils grid plans to unlock renewables E&E News
Biden admin announces new Tx expansion measures RTO Insider
Biden releases money in push to modernize US electric grid AP News
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid report identifies need for transmission projects Daily Energy Insider
DOE offers over $8B in transmission loans for clean energy projects Utility Dive
Biden administration boosts support for transmission jobs and clean energy benefitsCanary Media
White House commits to expanding transmission Power Markets Today
Heavy push by industry, Biden administration to jumpstart transmission expansion, grid modernizationPower Magazine
ACEG in Regional and Local News

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is the only non-profit broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-voltage grid.

ACEG brings together the diverse support for an expanded and modernized grid from business, labor, consumer and environmental groups, and other transmission supporters to support policy which recognizes the benefits of a robust transmission grid.

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