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Minnesota highway initiative goes national to advance co-located energy, communications buildout

May 5, 2023

The NextGen Highways approach aims to utilize existing infrastructure ROWs to speed development of a more modern electric grid.

A draft U.S. Department of Energy report in March estimated the United States could need about 47,300 GW-miles of new transmission by 2035, a 57% increase compared to today’s transmission system.

“Expanding and upgrading the U.S. transmission grid at a pace necessary to meet climate goals will require exploring all available options to ease the permitting and siting of such needed infrastructure,” American Council on Renewable Energy President and CEO Gregory Wetstone said in a statement,

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