Midwestern Transmission Infrastructure Advancement

This project, in collaboration with the Midwestern Governor’s Association (MGA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), focuses on outreach, communication and education efforts to support electric transmission infrastructure development in the Midwest. This work is done in partnership with MGA to support the MGA goals of economic development, jobs and maintaining an efficient electricity market in the Midwest. GPI works with key stakeholders to identify and establish consensus on the importance of a robust transmission infrastructure to the Midwest and also increase understanding of the importance of transmission to a changing electric generation portfolio.    Decision makers we work with include governors’ energy policy staff, state regulators, Regional Transmission Operators (RTO’s), electric utilities and transmission owners. GPI also co-hosts an annual MGA transmission conference to discuss national and regional transmission issues and highlight accomplishments in the region and meets regularly with FERC commissioners, FERC policy staff and US DOE transmission experts to update them on progress in the Midwest.  

Blog

Four Key Takeaways from Midwestern Leaders' Dialogue on Energy Storage & Grid Modernization

Regional dialogue provides an opportunity to soak up the collective knowledge of nation-leading experts on energy storage.

New Transmission to Expand Midwestern Wind Power

GPI worked with MISO to develop a new portfolio of transmission that will aid new wind development and reduce GHGs from fossil fuels.

Midwestern Governor’s Association 6th Transmission Summit Draws Engaged Crowd

Transmission summit focuses on electric grid modernization, new technology, and future challenges and opportunities.

Staff

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