Statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):
“As our nation continues to experience increasingly frequent extreme weather events, expanding the transmission connections between regions is critical. The U.S. currently lacks sufficient transfer capacity between regions to ensure a cost-effective grid that keeps the lights on. Representative Casten’s legislation would go a long way towards solving this issue by requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to promulgate a rule establishing minimum transfer capability requirements between regions, which would reduce power outages and keep costs low for homes and businesses.”
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 www.acore.org.
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