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How Consumers Are Harmed by the Lack of Transmission

How Consumers Are Harmed by the Lack of Transmission

The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to meaningful community engagement as we advance transmission solutions to benefit consumers and ensure that people have reliable, affordable power when and where it is needed. One tool that can address these challenges is the Department of Energy’s designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETC), which are geographic areas where the lack of transmission harms consumers. NIETC designations can help guide the use of federal funds for transmission, signal development opportunities to transmission developers and planning entities, and unlock siting and permitting tools for transmission projects in identified areas. Designating these critical areas can help encourage transmission development to advance important national interests, such as increased reliability, access to clean energy, and reduced consumer costs. This week, DOE’s Grid Deployment Office released final guidance for the National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor designation process that will be critical in pinpointing areas in the country where consumers are harmed because not enough power lines are getting built. Join us for an informational webinar on January 3, 2024, at 1 p.m. ET.

To learn more about our transmission work at the Grid Deployment Office, check out our Transmission Division

Official news published at https://www.energy.gov/gdo/articles/how-consumers-are-harmed-lack-transmission

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