Biden-Harris Administration Advances Transmission Buildout to Deliver Affordable, Clean Electricity

Applications for funding under the Grid Resilience, totaling $10.5 billion, and Innovation Partnership Programs and the Transmission Facilitation Program, totaling $2.5 billion, are now open.

According to The White House, an estimated 70 percent of the nation’s transmission lines are over 25 years old, and this aging infrastructure makes American communities, critical infrastructure, and economic interests vulnerable. New and upgraded transmission lines deliver electricity to where it’s needed, whether that means delivering wind and solar power to towns and cities across the country or moving power from one region to another that needs it in the face of storms, heat waves, and other extreme weather. An expanded transmission system is also critical to cost-effectively achieving the President’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50-52% below 2005 levels in 2030 and achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035.

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