NWCC Co-hosts Transmission Policy Institute for State Lawmakers in Denver, CO

Aug 25, 2010

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The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) and the National Conference of State Legislatures hosted the Transmission Policy Institute June 17-18 in Denver, Colorado. Public utility commissioners, representatives from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior, and other experts provided State Lawmakers with foundational knowledge of the technical aspects of transmission planning, siting, cost allocation, energy integration, and smart grid technologies.

These are just some of the key issues involved in the integration of renewables that benefit from a multi-stakeholder, collaborative approach. An opportunity for dialogue allowed state lawmakers to discuss collaboration on the complex regional landscape of transmission and renewable energy generation. These generation and delivery mechanisms on the regional transmission scale, which comprise the bulk power system, are an essential component to integrating wind, solar, and other renewables onto the grid. Regional collaboration can streamline the transmission build-out necessary for greater renewables integration.

A summary from the meeting that will include the presentations on these topics will soon be available on the NWCC website.

Photo: Byron Woertz of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council explains to State Legislators how the U.S. bulk power system is organized.

The NWCC is a project of RESOLVE. The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) provides a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders to pursue the shared objective of developing environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power in the United States. For more information, visit our website.

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