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DOE EAC Electricity Adequacy Report. Transmission Section – September 15, 2008

There is a critical need to upgrade the nation’s electric transmission grid. Two reasons in particular drive this need. First, increasing transmission capability will help ensure a reliable electric supply and provide greater access to economically-priced power. Second, with the growth in state-adopted renewable performance standards (RPS) and the increasing possibility of a national RPS, significant new transmission, much of it interregional, is needed to access renewable resources.