Creates the Colorado Electric Transmission Authority (CETA) and also requires state utilities to join a Regional Transmission Authority by 2030.
Proposes reforms related to carbon pricing, revising transmission policies, and reforming electricity market rules.
Providing that transmission line projects qualify for industrial revenue bonds available through cities and municipalities, and supporting power lines that promote renewable energy development.
Called for the mapping of “Wind Energy Resource Zones” where transmission lines would be subject to an expedited siting process.
The Texas Public Utility Commission is responsible for designating “competitive renewable energy zones” for accelerated transmission development.
Examines 40 transmission planning studies and draws conclusions about the costs of expanding the transmission grid to accommodate expanded wind energy development.