Grid Strategies is hiring

Apply to join our team as a Research and Policy Analyst! About Grid Strategies: Grid Strategies LLC is a power sector consulting firm helping clients understand the opportunities and barriers to integrating clean energy into the electric grid. Drawing on extensive experience in transmission and wholesale markets, Grid Strategies analyzes and helps advance grid integration solutions. Based in the Washington DC area, the firm is actively engaged with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy, state Public Utility Commissions, Regional Transmission Organizations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Congressional committees, the administration, and various stakeholders. Grid Strategies … Continue reading Grid Strategies is hiring

Transmission Benefits All Users of the Power Grid

Transmission Benefits All Users of the Power Grid Michael Goggin, Grid Strategies LLC October 11, 2021 A large share of transmission’s benefits are unrelated to expanding use of renewable resources. For example, one of the largest benefits of transmission is that it aggregates diverse sources of electricity demand, which many planners call the benefit of load diversity. Because different regions experience peak demand at different times, mostly due to variations in climate and weather, transmission allows peak electricity demand to be met with less generating capacity. While renewable resources also benefit from transmission accessing weather-related geographic diversity in their output … Continue reading Transmission Benefits All Users of the Power Grid

Line Ratings and the Future of Renewable Energy – Webinar, 2/8/21 at 1 pm ET

Register here The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is preparing to act to modernize transmission line ratings, which will have a significant impact on renewable energy development. Join Grid Strategies expert Jay Caspary for an overview of line rating methodologies, their impact on grid operations and consumer energy values, and discussion of FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “to improve the accuracy and transparency of transmission line ratings.” Jay Caspary has over 40 years of experience in transmission planning, including serving as head of Transmission Development at the Southwest Power Pool and as Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Energy’s Office … Continue reading Line Ratings and the Future of Renewable Energy – Webinar, 2/8/21 at 1 pm ET

Transmission and Jobs

Transmission and Jobs Michael Goggin July 27, 2020 To build 100 GW worth of transmission delivery capacity, we would need to build about $75 billion in transmission infrastructure. That would create around 600,000 direct jobs and 1.5 million direct, indirect, and induced jobs. That construction would create around 27 direct jobs and 67 direct, indirect, and induced jobs per mile of transmission line, based on the above estimate of 21,667 miles. That estimate is based on the results of following five studies that used economic input-output models to evaluate the direct and indirect job creation benefits of transmission construction. These … Continue reading Transmission and Jobs