ACORE Commends Biden Administration for Historic Steps to Accelerate Transmission Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have taken important steps this week to accelerate the pace of transmission development nationwide. Yesterday, DOE’s Grid Deployment Office announced plans to move forward with an applicant-driven, route-specific process to designate National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.  And today, a White House announcement included a multi-agency Memorandum of Understanding that would ease the siting and permitting of interstate transmission. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“The reliability, economic, and environmental benefits of expanding our transmission system are well documented, but the means to permit, plan, and pay for these facilities unfortunately lag far behind. We cannot afford for this to be the case any longer – the expansion and modernization of our national power grid is central to meeting our urgent climate and energy security goals. The steps the Biden administration took this week will unlock new financing and regulatory tools, improve coordination among federal agencies and transmission developers, establish clear milestones and deadlines for decisions, and provide early and meaningful consultation with impacted communities and key constituents. These helpful actions demonstrate a commitment to building out the electric grid we need to realize America’s clean energy future. We urge Congress to build upon this important progress by passing meaningful, bipartisan permitting reform legislation.”


About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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