TITLE

Transmission Coalition Plots an Innovative Course

AUTHOR(S)
Jaeger, Doug
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Electric Light & Power;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the innovative joint effort of electric utilities to create transmission infrastructure investment required to meet the growing electricity needs of Minnesota and neighboring states. The coalition of utilities is committed to build more than $3.5 billion of new transmission infrastructure to support reliability, expansion of wind power and other renewable, and regional economic vitality. The effort is called CapX 2020, short for "Capacity Expansion by the year 2020."
ACCESSION #
24178823

 

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