As part of the Building a Better Grid Initiative, the Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office is leading a National Transmission Planning Study to identify transmission that will provide broad-scale, long-term benefits to electric customers, inform regional and interregional transmission planning processes, and identify interregional and national strategies to accelerate decarbonization while maintaining system reliability. The study is being conducted by a joint project team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The Technical Review Committee will play a key role in scrutinizing, reviewing, and providing suggestions throughout the National Transmission Planning Study. The second NTP TRC meeting was held on Oct 14, 2022.