Bodman and the stupid grid

June 2007
Power;Jun2007, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p70
Trade Publication
The article discusses the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposals regarding designations of "national interest electric transmission corridors," as mandated by the EPAct (Energy Policy Act of 2005). According to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, these designations would modernize U.S. electric power infrastructure. Moreover, it would allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to override local and state objections to the siting of new power lines. The corridors that the DOE proposes include "Mid-Atlantic Area National Corridor" that covers New Jersey, Virginia and others, while "Southwest Area National Corridor" covers the counties in Arizona, California, and Nevada.


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