The Sustainable Case for Transmission Projects
According to a story published last month at Greentechmedia.com, the case for new multistate transmission lines has never been more clear. Though funding for U.S. transmission projects seeking to carry wind and solar power from generation to where it’s needed the most has been slow in the last decade, that’s poised to change.
A growing number of states and utilities have set 100-percent-clean-energy goals. At the same time, most of that clean energy will not be generated close to home. So the growing gap between the transmission network’s capacity and the need to link wind farms, solar farms, and hydropower resources will generate the need for transmission projects if renewable goals are going to be met.