Sen. Markey Reintroduces Bill to Supercharge Transmission Deployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) reintroduced his Connecting Hard-to-reach Areas with Renewably Generated Energy (CHARGE) Act, sweeping legislation that would address the way our nation plans and pays for critical transmission infrastructure. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“We applaud Sen. Markey for reintroducing the CHARGE Act. By directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to implement much-needed interregional planning and cost allocation reforms, this legislation lays the groundwork for the construction of critical interstate transmission lines. The bill also reforms participant funding, a crucial step to help bring more clean energy resources onto the grid, and establishes a sorely needed mandate for a minimum transfer capacity between grid planning regions that will bolster reliability and better enable our electric power system to withstand increasingly frequent extreme weather events.  We urge Congress to approve the CHARGE Act as swiftly as possible to help build the 21st century Macro Grid America needs.”



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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