TransmissionHub and WIRES (Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic electric Systems) invite you to a free on-line webinar discussing, "The Benefits of Electric Transmission: Identifying and Analyzing the Value of Investments". The webinar will take place today, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT . The webinar will serve as a nice followup to the recent EESI and WIRES Congressional briefing " Electric Transmission 101 ."
The webinar will discuss the recent WIRES study that highlights the benefits of new high voltage transmission investments. Released on July 23, the report urges planners and policy makers to consider the full range of potential economic, reliability, environmental, and public policy benefits of new and upgraded transmission when evaluating which projects will serve customers and the economy best.
The Benefits of Electric Transmission: Identifying and Analyzing the Value of Investments, available on the WIRES Web site is a comprehensive analysis that documents:
- The potential economic, reliability, operational, and public policy benefits from expanding or upgrading the high voltage grid;
- The evolving experience and existing practices of planners in RTO and non-RTO regions when determining those benefits and the beneficiaries of new transmission capacity; and
- How planners and policy makers can employ more systematic procedures and analyses to arrive at comprehensive transmission (and non-transmission) solutions.
WIRES (Working group for Investment in Reliable and Economic electric Systems) is a non-profit trade association of investor-, publicly-, and cooperatively owned transmission providers, transmission customers, regional grid managers, and equipment and service companies. WIRES promotes investment in electric transmission and progressive State and Federal policies that advance energy markets, economic efficiency, and consumer and environmental benefits through development of electric power infrastructure. For more information, visit www.wiresgroup.com or contact Jim Hoecker at 202-378-2316.