The ongoing threats of power outages caused by storms and prolonged cold snaps are expected to have a significant impact on the electric grid and the economy, according to U.S. energy regulators. In response, the Biden administration has announced $3.5 billion in grants for clean energy projects that aim to combat climate change and promote renewable energy. However, there are concerns about mounting costs, development challenges, and regulatory obstacles that could hinder progress.
In the opening episode of Accelerating Energy, host Ken Irvin speaks with Larry Gasteiger, Executive Director of WIRES, a nonprofit trade association promoting investment in the North American electric transmission system. Together, they discuss the challenges and opportunities of energy transmission as the U.S. seeks to electrify the economy and enhance grid resilience.
The conversation highlights the importance of addressing the challenges facing the electric grid and investing in energy transmission infrastructure. It also emphasizes the need to overcome regulatory roadblocks to ensure the success of clean energy projects and maintain grid resilience.
As the U.S. focuses on transitioning to renewable energy sources, this discussion provides insight into the obstacles that must be addressed to achieve these goals. The episode serves as an introduction to