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Solar Industry Statement on Transmission Partnership Between FERC and NARUC

17 Jun 2021

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the new transmission partnership between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC):

“We commend FERC and NARUC for entering into a new partnership that will promote cross-state transmission planning. The reality is that we are going to need to add hundreds of gigawatts of solar and energy storage capacity to reach President Biden’s 100% clean electricity goal. We must also find a way to connect this load to the grid and deliver it to customers that want access to solar and storage. Transmission is going to be a critical part of this process, and this new partnership promises to help overcome the regional planning challenges associated with building the transmission capacity we need to meet our goals.

“SEIA will continue to play an active role in discussions around new transmission and looks forward to participating in this new venture.”