Macro Grid Initiative Resources Library

The Macro Grid Initiative has developed several groundbreaking reports highlighting the benefits of expanding and upgrading the nation’s transmission grid, as well as the regulatory challenges that are blocking progress to those upgrades. Those reports, as well as others demonstrating the need for, and benefits of, an expanded transmission grid are archived below.

MGI Research

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Enabling Low-Cost Clean Energy and Reliable Service Through Better Transmission Benefits Analysis: A Case Study of MISO’s Long Range Transmission Planning

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, Grid Strategies LLC

Advanced Conductors on Existing Transmission Corridors to Accelerate Low Cost Decarbonization

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, Grid Strategies LLC

Potential Customer Benefits of Interregional Transmission

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, GE

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Source: Macro Grid Initiative

Transmission Planning For The 21st Century

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, The Brattle Group, Grid Strategies LLC

Just & Reasonable? Transmission Upgrades Charged To Interconnecting Generators Are Delivering System-Wide Benefits

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, ICF

Transmission Makes The Power System Resilient To Extreme Weather

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, Grid Strategies LLC

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How Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation Processes Are Inhibiting Wind & Solar Development In SPP, MISO, & PJM

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE, Grid Strategies LLC

Investment Tax Credit for Regionally Significant Electricity Transmission Lines

Source: ACORE, Grid Strategies LLC

Transmission Projects Ready To Go: Plugging Into America’s Untapped Renewable Resources

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

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Disconnected: The Need For A New Generator Interconnection Policy

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

Macrogrids In The Mainstream: An International Survey Of Plans And Progress

Source: Macro Grid Initiative, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

Examining Supply-Side Options to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

Source: NREL

MGI Factsheets

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National Security Depends On A Robust Transmission Grid

Source: Macro Grid Initiative

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Source: Macro Grid Initiative

Upgrading And Expanding High-Voltage Transmission Creates Well-Paid Jobs, Drives Economic Growth

Source: Macro Grid Initiative

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Transmission And Climate Change

Source: Macro Grid Initiative

The Benefits Of High-Voltage Transmission In A Competitive Global Economy

Source: Macro Grid Initiative

Additional Resources Highlighting the Benefits of a Macro Grid

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The Value Of Interregional Coordination And Transmission In Decarbonizing The US Electricity System

Source: Patrick R. Brown, Audun Botterud

Consumer, Employment, and Environmental Benefits of Electricity Transmission Expansion in the Eastern U.S.

Source: Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Vibrant Clean Energy

Grid Vision: The Electric Highway To A 21st Century Economy

Source: American Wind Energy Association

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Interconnections Seam Study

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

North American Supergrid: Transforming Electricity Transmission

Source: Climate Institute

The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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Wind Vision: A New Era For Wind Power In The United States

Source: U.S. Department Of Energy

Report On Barriers And Opportunities For High Voltage Transmission

Source: FERC

 Informing The Transmission Discussion

Source: WIRES

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Minnesota’s Smarter Grid

Source: Vibrant Clean Energy

New Jersey Integrated Energy Plan

Source: New Jersey Board Of Public Utilities

Net Zero By 2050: A Roadmap For The Global Energy Sector

Source: International Energy Agency

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Carbon-Neutral Pathways For The United States

Source: The National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering And Medicine

Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, And Impacts

Source: Princeton University

Future Cost-Competitive Electricity Systems And Their Impact On US CO2 Emissions

Source: MacDonald, Clack, Et Al.

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Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection

Source: ACORE-SAFE Roundtable on National Security and Transmission

Multi-Value Transmission Planning for a Clean Energy Future

Source: Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG)

The Benefit and Cost of Preserving the Option to Create a Meshed Offshore Grid for New York

Source: Brattle

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Offshore Wind Transmission White Paper

Source: The Business Network for Offshore Wind

How are we going to build all that clean energy infrastructure? Considering Private Enterprise, Public Initiative, and Hybrid Approaches to the Challenge of Electricity Transmission

Source: Niskanen/CATF

Economic, Reliability, and Resiliency Benefits of Interregional Transmission Capacity Case Study Focusing on the Eastern United States in 2035

Source: NRDC