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EarthFix
October 21, 2011

"Transmission Lines: An Interstate Highway for Energy", Featuring RNP's Senior Policy Manager Cameron Yourkowski

As more renewable energy projects come online, grid managers will need a way to transport that power from where it’s produced to where it’s most often consumed.

Enter transmission lines. They work as interstate highways, shipping energy from large-scale wind farms to where it’s most needed, in cities like Portland, Boise and Seattle.

But sometimes these lines can act as bottleneck to the entire system. It’s much faster to build renewable energy projects than transmission lines, said Cameron Yourkowski, senior policy manager with Renewable Northwest Project.

 

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