April 29, 2022
30+ Organizations Urge Congress to Support Robust Transmission Funding in FY 2023 Budget.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– A varied coalition of more than 30 tidy energy organizations, ecological nonprofits, labor unions, consumer groups, developers and other business sent a joint letter to Congress today advising robust financing for high-voltage transmission release and research study in the Department of Energys FY 2023 spending plan.
In the letter, the companies specified their support for the crucial work being done by the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Grid Deployment Office, Loan Programs Office (LPO), and Office of Electricity (OE), writing that brand-new funding for these offices will “drive considerable tidy energy implementation, let loose billions in personal investment, produce countless new jobs, provide affordable energy to benefit customers, and significantly decrease emissions.”.
” Our energy transmission infrastructure is important to supplying Americans access to the power they need,” the organizations composed. “To guarantee American households and services constantly have access to power, it is important that we purchase and develop brand-new transmission to make our grid more trusted, resilient, and interconnected. Updated and broadened transmission lines will keep expenses down by bringing varied kinds of budget-friendly, tidy power to more neighborhoods.”.
In the letter, the companies encourage Congress to think about the following:.
Upgraded and expanded transmission lines will keep costs down by bringing diverse types of inexpensive, clean power to more neighborhoods.”.
About ACORE: For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has actually been the nations premier pan-renewable nonprofit company. ACORE joins policy, technology and financing to accelerate the shift to an eco-friendly energy economy. About ACP: American Clean Power is the voice of the clean power industry that is powering Americas future, providing affordable options to the environment crisis while developing jobs, stimulating huge investment in the U.S. economy and driving high-tech development across the country. We are uniting the power of Americas eco-friendly energy industry to advance our shared goals and to transform the U.S. power grid to a low-cost, sustainable and reputable power system.
The signatories on the letter consist of the Advanced Power Alliance, American Clean Power Association, American Council on Renewable Energy, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Anbaric, Apex Clean Energy, Avangrid, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Clean Energy Buyers Association, CustomerFirst Renewables LLC, Direct Connect Development Company, EDF Renewables, Enel North America, ENGIE North America Inc, Hannon Armstrong, IBEW Local 1245, Infrastructure & & Energy Alternatives (IEA), Innergex, Invenergy, Lightsource bp, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Winds NA, Ørsted, Pine Gate Renewables, Renewable Northwest, RES Group, Smart Wires Inc, Sol Systems, Solar Energy Industries Association, TPI Composites Inc., VEIR, and the WATT Coalition.
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About ACORE: For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the countrys premier pan-renewable not-for-profit organization. ACORE joins innovation, policy and finance to speed up the transition to an eco-friendly energy economy. For additional information, please visit www.acore.org.
About ACP: American Clean Power is the voice of the tidy power industry that is powering Americas future, offering affordable options to the environment crisis while developing tasks, spurring massive financial investment in the U.S. economy and driving state-of-the-art innovation throughout the country. We are unifying the power of Americas renewable energy market to advance our shared goals and to transform the U.S. power grid to a low-cost, renewable and reliable power system. Find out more about the benefits clean power brings to America at www.cleanpower.org and follow us on Twitter @USCleanPower, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About ACEG: Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is a non-profit broad-based public interest advocacy coalition concentrated on the need to expand, integrate, and update the North American high-voltage grid. ACEG combines the diverse support for an expanded and improved grid from business, labor, customer and ecological groups, and other transmission fans to educate policymakers and crucial opinion leaders to support policy which acknowledges the benefits of a robust transmission grid. ACEG is a 501( c)( 3) organization. To learn more, please see www.cleanenergygrid.org.
ACORE: Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACOREhobson@acore.org|202.777.7584 (o)|202.594.0706 (c).
ACP: Jason Ryan, Senior Media Relations Manager, ACPjryan@cleanpower.org|202.412.7005 |
ACEG: Sabreen Ahmed, Communications Associate, Americans for a Clean Energy Gridsabreen@dgardiner.com|703.717.5592 (o)|770.576.5343 (c).
Additional financing for the Transmission Facilitation Program.
Extra funding for deployment of technologies to enhance grid versatility.
Grants for boosting grid strength.
Financing for Title XVII– Loan Guarantees.
Moonshot funding for converter stations.
National transmission preparing needs and long-lasting planning studies.
Transmission preparing technical assistance for states.