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New York directs utilities to submit transmission proposals as decarbonization deadline looms

September 13, 2021

New York State’s power line push comes as the federal government focuses on boosting transmission capacity, both inside the country and with Canada, in order to connect with the growing solar, wind and energy storage projects needed to decarbonize the grid.

In June, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory released an in-depth study detailing how closer cooperation – and more transmission lines – both inside the U.S. as well as across the border with Canada, could help cut emissions on the North American grid by nearly 80% by 2050.

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