At a General Session address, “Grid Modernization, Resilience, and Reliability: Making Electricity Sustainable and Affordable,” Maria Robinson, Director of the DOE Grid Deployment Office, discussed the challenges of rapidly decarbonizing the grid given the long transmission construction cycles for new build and re-build solutions. She mentioned “Reconductoring with Advanced Conductors” multiple times as one way to get more capacity for interconnecting clean and renewable generation “almost instantaneously,” to assist with grid decarbonization.
CTC Global’s Director of Public Policy, Mr. David Townley, was on hand to answer questions between sessions and noted that “NASEO meetings offer tremendous opportunity for State Officials to get up to speed on important issues and learn from others what actions are being taken to meet state and national policy goals.”
Earlier this year a NASEO Board of Directors Resolution on Electric Grid Modernization and Comprehensive Electricity Planning suggested that State Energy Officers “leverage U.S. Department of Energy identified strategies, which includes measures such as reconductoring of power lines with low-sag, low-resistance, high-performance efficient, cost-effective advanced conductors.” Here is a link to the Resolution
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