Markets - 26/January/2021

Federal green grid vision gone missing in America

As the United States legislates for higher shares of renewables, the development of its straggling and disjointed grid network to match its clean energy ambitions is lagging behind

A market orientated approach to modernising its power system infrastructure will only achieve so much without much more regulatory support from federal and state level authorities


COMPLICATED NETWORK
The United States's transmission systems are complex, with several stakeholders, making efficient planning and deployment more difficult

MARGINAL GAINS
As new transmission is difficult in the US, grid operators are finding new ways of pushing more power along the wires

KEY QUOTE
We need to improve America’s outdated and siloed electricity transmission system both to compete effectively in the 21st century economy and to properly tackle the climate crisis

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