Outcomes of the REZ Transmission Planning Process

Successful implementation of the REZ process enables integrated transmission expansion and renewable energy generation development—helping to cost-effectively increase the share of solar, wind, and other renewable energy resources in the power system.

Following implementation of expansion and upgrades, the transmission system can harness the best and most developable renewable energy resources and deliver the lowest possible cost renewable energy. This improved transmission infrastructure can reduce potential curtailment resulting from congestion, connect high capacity factor locations for development, and help to more efficiently load transmission lines.

Ultimately, the REZ process is a proactive transmission planning approach that can assist policymakers and planners in meeting clean energy goals, meeting increased demand, and providing economic power generation through the successful integration of REZs and the significant scale-up of renewable energy deployment.

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