ACORE Statement on the Reinforcing the Grid Against Extreme Weather Act

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.”


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