A new study shows that proactively building a more robust transmission grid to accommodate the nation’s shifting energy infrastructure will yield net savings in total generation and transmission investment costs ranging from $30 billion to $70 billion through 2030, and savings of almost $50 billion annually for consumers. Regardless of whether changes in electricity generation are market economics or by public policies, including state and federal de-carbonization policies such as the Clean Power Plan, making timely investments in transmission “will likely produce substantial cost savings for consumers over the long term,” said the president of the transmission trade group WIRES.

– via WIRES

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