NAS Panel Joins Growing Call For Urgent Transmission Expansion

February 25, 2021
A new congressionally mandated National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on the future of the rapidly evolving power system has joined a growing chorus of calls for an urgent expansion of transmission, including through adoption of a first-ever national transmission policy, in part to accommodate more zero-carbon renewable generation. The Feb. 25 report , “The Future of Electric Power in the United States,” was sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for DOE,...

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