Full Title: Transmission Planning for 100% Clean Electricity
Author(s): Aaron Bloom, Lauren Azar, Jay Caspary, Debra Lew, Nicholas Miller, Alison Silverstein, John Simonelli, Robert Zavadil
Publisher(s): Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG)
Publication Date: February 18, 2021
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This white paper reviews key research studies that evaluated different pathways to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the power sector and achieve a low-carbon electricity grid. It explains why transmission is essential and facilitates the low-cost transition to a decarbonized economy. The paper outlines ESIG’s recommendations for the creation of a national transmission plan, the identification of renewable energy zones, and the design of a macro grid necessary to meet local, state, and national clean energy goals.