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.


New Analysis: Cost and Emission Benefits of Increased Demand Response in the MISO Region

This underused asset could help lower costs to customers and reduce emissions.

Batteries & the Grid: Three Things to Know from the Latest EIA Data

Increased understanding and experience are needed to develop and deploy this valuable, flexible resource.

MISO’s triennial review of regional transmission lines in the Midwest shows worthwhile investment

The new analysis describes how investments in multi-value projects deliver sizable benefits to the region.


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Senior Research Analyst
Managing Editor & Senior Writer
Policy Associate, Electric Grid Project
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Program Consultant