A new study from DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that power generation and energy storage in the transmission interconnection queues across the United States continues to grow dramatically, with over 2,000 gigawatts of total generation and storage capacity currently seeking connection to the grid. Solar and wind energy make up the majority of this number—in fact, combined, the two currently seek enough grid interconnection capacity to nearly match that of the current U.S. power plant fleet. This news is a great indicator of a major energy transition, but with this large backlog of new energy projects comes a host of issues hindering progress. Learn more about these challenges and the promising solutions that are already underway.