Solar Industry Statement on Transmission Partnership Between FERC and NARUC
Thursday, Jun 17 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the new transmission partnership between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC):
“We commend FERC and NARUC for entering into a new partnership that will promote cross-state transmission planning. The reality is that we are going to need to add hundreds of gigawatts of solar and energy storage capacity to reach President Biden’s 100% clean electricity goal. We must also find a way to connect this load to the grid and deliver it to customers that want access to solar and storage. Transmission is going to be a critical part of this process, and this new partnership promises to help overcome the regional planning challenges associated with building the transmission capacity we need to meet our goals.
“SEIA will continue to play an active role in discussions around new transmission and looks forward to participating in this new venture.”
The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 556-2886