Shared Space: Transmission Corridors

Mar 8, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Unlike traditional energy plants, we cannot build renewable energy projects anywhere. We must build plants where the clean energy resource is strong and can generate power reliably. To build enough clean energy to meet climate goals, we need to move electricity between renewable power plants and cities: we need transmission lines. Here’s the good news: transmission developments can be routed and constructed to share space productively for people and for conservation. Already, transmission owners and operators promote wildlife corridors, native ecosystems, endangered species habitat, biking trails, profit-sharing, and so many more public and environmental interests. This panel will highlight remarkable national-scale activities to operate transmission spaces in innovative ways for public benefit. We will discuss how these partnerships might influence planning and development for new transmission and thus, help achieve and clean and community-driven energy future.

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Caroline Hernandez

University of Illinois-Chicago

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Gabe Klein

Joint Office Of Energy And Transportation

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Rebecca O'Neil

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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