Energy Infrastructure

Many parts of the electric grid are antiquated, our oil dependence makes us vulnerable to price shocks; and our network of transmission lines is not robust enough to fully tap our renewable energy potential.

We need to modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure so that it can accommodate the transition to renewable and low-carbon energy. GPI’s current areas of focus include:

  • Fostering a coordinated build-out of alternative refueling stations among states and public-private interests.

  • Ensuring that needed transmission lines get built to unleash the Midwest’s vast clean energy potential.

  • Improving the knowledge base for how several technologies taken together can reduce the need for coal-fired power plants and support much higher reliance on renewable energy -  new transmission, energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, selected smart grid technologies and distributed generation.

Blog

MISO Energy Storage Market Reforms Possible with Utility Complaint to FERC

Update: FERC rules on complaint from Indianapolis utility files, which could lead to changes in MISO's energy storage market.

Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets Benefit Wind Energy Production

New analysis sheds light on the impact of wholesale electricity markets on wind power.

Great Northern Transmission Line Bringing Flexibility and Clean Energy to Northern Minnesota

The Great Northern Transmission Line is set to connect Minnesota Power to Manitoba Hydro, across the Canadian border.

Staff

Vice President
Senior Research Analyst
Senior Associate
Policy Associate, Electric Grid Project
Program Consultant
Program Consultant
Associate