National Grid to transmit electricity called essential for rural economic development

Testifying before the House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development & Research, English suggested that the Congress examine the way electric power, traded at the wholesale level, is moved from region to region. “The current system is inadequate,” said English. “As currently configured, we depend upon the many independent transmission networks, developed for local service and reliability, to support the regional movement of huge blocks of power. This is interstate commerce on a grand scale,” he said. “We are in essence running fleets of tractor trailers over two-lane roads rather than on the interstate highway.”

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