Interconnection queues and permitting issues among obstacles to US transmission upgrades

The US market will be able to replace fossil generation with renewables with a strong transmission system. Image: National Grid

Long and unpredictable interconnection queues, permitting, the shortages of skilled labour and essential equipment and grid upgrade financing are the major obstacles to US transmission upgrades, according to US law firm Troutman Pepper.


The report – Unlocking U.S. Transmission Upgrades – Are We on The Cusp of Real Progress? – stated that over 2TW of electricity generation and storage developments were waiting in queues for grid interconnection in April 2023, of which solar, storage, and wind projects make up 95% of capacity.

(The above content is reproduced from pv-tech,By Simon Yuen)

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