NEMA engages Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and state regulators to ensure a robust U.S. transmission grid for the 21st century through the development of new technologies and investments in grid infrastructure that improve the reliability, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the grid.
One impediment to such improvement is the arduous process of siting interstate transmission lines. A complex web of local, state, and Federal regulations make it difficult to gain approval for a transmission line, even one that is absolutely essential to grid reliability or to the development of renewable energy. In fact, most proposed lines are never built. Click here to view the NEMA Siting Transmission Corridors–A Real Life Game of Chutes and Ladders®.