A new report to be published by the newly launched Wind Solar Alliance (WSA) finds that if large corporate renewable energy consumers want to ensure that they can meet their clean energy goals, they must participate in the transmission planning process.
The newly launched Wind Solar Alliance (WSA) will release a new report, Corporate Renewable Procurement and Transmission Planning: Communicating Demand to RTOs May Yield More Low-Cost Options, at the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit in Oakland, California on October 15.
Companies setting ambitious renewable energy targets must help make sure clean energy can get from where it’s generated to where it’s needed says the report, calling for large renewable energy customers to participate in the planning process and shape the grid’s future
The report is a follow-up to a previous report published earlier this year by the WSA, then known as the Wind Energy Foundation, that exposed gaps in transmission network planning. The previous report found that US transmission planning processes are not accounting for big companies’ large and growing demand for clean, renewable power, which could result in a lack of new infrastructure to supply that demand. The new report offers specific solutions and steps that corporate purchasers of energy can take, as well as new data on corporations’ renewable energy procurement to date.
The roundtable discussion, Transmission: The Key to Meeting Corporate Renewable Energy Goals, will be held from 2:30pm – 5pm on Monday, Oct. 15, as part of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit being held at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California.
The Wind Solar Alliance is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to accelerating the transition to renewable energy as a means of strengthening the US economy and reducing the environmental impacts of our energy use. WSA uses research, communications, and advocacy to raise awareness of the benefits of renewable energy and the need for energy and infrastructure policies that recognize and reward those benefits.