The Way Forward: Why Transmission Right Sizing and Federal Bridge Financing Hold the Key to Western Renewable Resource Development05 May 2011
This white paper was prepared with the intention to educate, promote discussion and foster consideration of policy options by public and private stakeholders and policymakers in a clean energy future.
The article explains the concept of right sizing, provides historical context and identifies the value of right sizing high-priority transmission lines to access renewable resource-rich areas in the West.
The article assess the key barriers to new transmission projects; poor financing and cost recovery mechanisms.
The white paper also discusses whether or not proposals for federal participation in financing interstate transmission expansion would address the financing and cost recovery problems that have been observed.
The Way Forward: Why Transmission Right Sizing and Federal Bridge Financing Hold the Key to Western Renewable Resource Development