On March 3, 2023, GDO hosted a webinar providing an overview of the Draft National Transmission Needs Study. 

On February 24, 2023, the Grid Deployment Office released a Draft National Transmission Needs Study for public comment and feedback. Updated by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Needs Study provides information about present and anticipated capacity constraints and congestion on the nation’s electric transmission grid and serves as DOE’s triennial state of the grid report. Findings of the Needs Study will provide public insight into areas of the power grid that would benefit from increased transmission capacity.

DOE is requesting feedback on the analysis used, gaps, conclusions, or any other comments or suggestions for improving the Draft National Transmission Needs Study. Public comments and questions can be by submitted by emailing NeedsStudy.Comments@hq.doe.gov. Public comments must be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format. All public comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 20, 2023.


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Grid Deployment Office March 3 Draft National Transmission Needs Study
Video courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy, Grid Deployment Office