2021-09-21
http://w3.windfair.us/wind-energy/news/38287-acore-transmission-interregional-texas-freeze-usa-northeast-midwest-grid-capacity-renewable-energy-ercot-costs-electricity-weather

Report reveals missing interregional transmission lines worsened Texas Freeze

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Each additional gigawatt of transmission capacity connecting the Texas power grid with neighboring states in the Southeast could have saved nearly $1 billion and kept the heat on for approximately 200,000 Texas homes during this years winter storm.

Official Press Release ACORE:

More Interregional Transmission Could Have Saved Nearly $1 Billion, Preserved Power for 200,000 Homes During Texas Freeze

First-of-its-Kind Analysis Quantifies the Value of Added Transmission During Recent Severe Weather Events in Texas, the Northeast and the Midwest

Each additional gigawatt (GW) of transmission capacity connecting the Texas power grid (ERCOT) with neighboring states in the Southeast could have saved nearly $1 billion and kept the heat on for approximately 200,000 Texas homes during Winter Storm Uri in February of 2021, according to a new report released today by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). The report, Transmission Makes the Power System Resilient to Extreme Weather, details the value additional transmission would have provided during... ... More: Official Press Release ACORE

Keywords:
ACORE; transmission, interregional, Texas Freeze, USA, Northeast, Midwest, grid, capacity, renewable energy, ERCOT, costs, electricity, weather







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