For the United States to achieve 100% clean electricity goals, there must be a meaningful expansion of electric transmission infrastructure to connect renewable energy resources with energy demand. The challenges to seeing this infrastructure built are many: a need for state and federal policy action, enhanced coalition engagement in the siting process at the local and state level and crafting smart policies that recognize the full value of clean energy technologies — utility scale and distributed, supply-side and demand-side.

The pathway to 100% clean energy requires a commitment at all levels of government to building transmission infrastructure to connect renewable energy resources with the country’s energy demand. AEE is working at the local, state, and federal levels to build support for the transmission that is responsive to local objectives and existing state policies, recognizing the role of distributed energy resources in achieving full decarbonization and ensuring that needed transmission buildout will be cost-effective and politically sustainable.