Full Title: Building a New Grid without New Legislation: A Path to Revitalizing Federal Transmission Authorities
Author(s): Avi Zevin, Sam Walsh, Justin Gundlach, Isabel Carey
Publisher(s): Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy, NYU School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity
Publication Date: December 14, 2020
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This paper seeks to explain steps that the federal government can take to aid in revitalizing federal transmission authorities—particularly from within the US Department of Energy and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—and what it could take to facilitate development of a future grid that is capable of supporting a reliable, affordable, and increasingly zero-carbon power sector.