Energy Assurance Depends on a Resilient Transmission Grid

Resilient electric power is essential to our energy security. A more robust, high-voltage transmission network would help ensure U.S. military bases and first-response emergency services in their surrounding communities remain fully operational at all times. Strategic investments in a high-voltage transmission backbone system would add new capacity and flexibility, enabling the system to withstand extreme weather events and other physical threats. More transmission capacity connecting U.S. grid regions is also
necessary to ensure a reliable, low-cost power system.