Former Military Officials Back ‘Supergrid’ To Counter Climate Threats

January 21, 2022
Former Defense Department (DOD) officials and retired military leaders are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to adopt sweeping policies to deploy new transmission lines and create a nationwide “supergrid” in response to climate-related extreme weather, arguing the move is a national security imperative. “Reforming the nation’s transmission system will require a comprehensive, strategic approach to ensure that we not only maintain, but enhance, the reliability and resilience of the electric grid,” and FERC should adopt new rules “to...

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