Clean that grid

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

House Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) is introducing legislation today targeted at decongesting the grid in a bid to expand access to renewable energy. Dubbed the Efficient Grid Interconnection Act, the bill would direct FERC to equitably distribute upgrade costs among all network beneficiaries and to require grid operators to look into technologies that improve time and cost efficiency with transmission upgrades.

The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.). ACORE, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, SEIA and Earthjustice are among the groups backing the bill.