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Nonprofit trade association WIRES has released a new report that its says highlights the benefits of investments in new high-voltage transmission.

The report, authored by economists at The Brattle Group, also urges planners and policymakers to employ more systematic procedures and analysis to arrive at better transmission and non-transmission solutions.

“The economists and utility experts at The Brattle Group have provided planners and policymakers with something that they have lacked in almost every jurisdiction - a near-exhaustive catalogue of the benefits that transmission can provide and a practical way of bringing that understanding into the planning process,” says WIRES President Don Clevenger of Oncor. “WIRES [recommends] this report to anyone interested in investing in a more economic and efficient grid for the benefit of electricity customers.”

The report, titled “The Benefits of Electric Transmission: Identifying and Analyzing the Value of Investments,” is available here.



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