Publications

Just & Reasonable? Transmission Upgrades Charged to Interconnecting Generators Are Delivering System-Wide Benefits

  Just and Reasonable? Transmission Upgrades Charged to Interconnecting Generators Are Delivering System-Wide Benefits, a report by ICF Resources on behalf of the American Council on Renewable Energy, produced with support from the Macro Grid Initiative and in collaboration with American Clean Power Association, finds that while the entire power system typically benefits from significant…

How Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation Processes Are Inhibiting Wind & Solar Development in SPP, MISO, & PJM

  Concentric Energy Advisors conducted candid interviews with twenty key market participants and stakeholders in SPP, MISO, and PJM electric markets on current transmission planning and cost allocation processes. The report outlines transmission planning processes in these three regions and presents insights from market participants based on their recent experiences. The key findings include: (1)…

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ACORE Hosts its First-Ever Virtual Grid Forum

By: Maheen Ahmad and Adam Carey November 25, 2020 ACORE’s annual Grid Forum convenes renewable energy industry executives and thought leaders to explore the business opportunities, policy and regulatory issues, and technology challenges associated with integrating increasingly high penetrations of renewable electricity on the grid. This year, on November 17-18, ACORE hosted its first-ever virtual Grid Forum with the theme “maximizing renewables integration through grid modernization.”  Hundreds of attendees…

Beth Soholt testifies in support of the Macro Grid Initiative before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Macro Grid in the Congressional Limelight

By: Tracy Warren August 3, 2020 “The pursuit and achievement of a Macro Grid – an interregionally connected backbone for the nation’s transmission grid – is essential for the United States to achieve its climate goals and ‘charge up’ the economy.” This was the message that Beth Soholt, the Executive Director of the Clean Grid…