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Reinvesting in our electric grid will produce a number of major benefits for the country. By connecting world-class wind resources that are currently stranded in remote parts of the U.S., we can put these clean, domestic energy resources to use powering our homes, businesses, and factories, reducing carbon dioxide emissions as well as energy prices
and creating hundreds of thousands of new domestic jobs. A number of recent studies have concluded that the
consumer energy savings from building transmission are significantly larger than the costs of the initial infrastructure investment, meaning that on net consumers would see their electric bills decrease if we create a policy environment that will allow a major reinvestment in our grid. This fact sheet summarizes the results of these studies and explains
what policy reforms are needed to realize these benefits.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-02-18 16:17:01
Description Reinvesting in our electric grid will produce a number of major benefits for the country. By connecting world-class wind resources that are currently stranded in remote parts of the U.S., we can put these clean, domestic energy resources to use powering our homes, businesses, and factories, reducing carbon dioxide emissions as well as energy prices
and creating hundreds of thousands of new domestic jobs. A number of recent studies have concluded that the
consumer energy savings from building transmission are significantly larger than the costs of the initial infrastructure investment, meaning that on net consumers would see their electric bills decrease if we create a policy environment that will allow a major reinvestment in our grid. This fact sheet summarizes the results of these studies and explains
what policy reforms are needed to realize these benefits.
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Source American Wind Energy Association
Keyword Electrical, Electricity, Smart grid
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-02-18 16:09:26
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Date Last Modified 2011-04-11 15:34:28
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-04-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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