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Transmission Bottleneck Project Report. March 19, 2003

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Transmission Grid Study (DOE 2002) determined that congestion in the U.S. electricity transmission system places daily constraints on electricity trade, increasing both electricity costs to consumers and impacts reliable operations. In an effort to support DOE’s investigation of transmission bottlenecks, the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) surveyed the current state of transmission congestion around the nation.