“Cost Causer Pays” or Where is the Incentive for T&D Grid Upgrade?

On January 6, 2011, in Blog, by David Niebauer

Obviously, “cost causer pays” is not going to get the job done. We need a national energy policy with a strong transmission and distribution grid upgrade component. The task is complicated by overlapping and sometimes competing federal and state objectives, but failing to act is simply not an option. Both financial and policy incentives must be made clear for stakeholders so that the greenpower superhighway that many envision can become a reality.