DOE Transmission ‘Needs’ Report Could Inform Project Siting, Funding

October 31, 2023
The Energy Department’s (DOE) final report about power transmission “needs” is outlining a significant amount of capacity that must be added to integrate expected clean energy additions and maintain reliability, with the findings expected to inform future steps by the agency that could unlock eased permitting and financing for projects. DOE finds a “pressing need for additional electric transmission infrastructure in nearly all regions of the country to improve reliability and resilience, address high energy costs, and reduce congestion and...

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