4.7 Education library / Transmission Q&A

  • Why do we need new transmission development?

  • Are all transmission lines the same?

  • Aren’t DC lines more environmentally-friendly than AC lines?

  • Why don’t we put all power lines underground?

  • Why wouldn’t we build more local transmission instead of regional and national?

  • Why do we need to update the grid now?

  • What happens if we don’t modernize the grid?

  • Would a modern grid raise the price of my electric bill?

  • How can transmission help with the development of clean energy sources?

  • What is a “smart grid”?

  • Would a “smart grid” remove the need for new transmission development?

  • Why should residents in one state pay for a transmission project built in another state?

  • How does renewable energy fit into the discussion of new transmission?

  • How will new transmission construction lower the cost of electricity?

  • So what’s the hold up in getting new transmission built?

  • How will the Clean Power Plan affect the future of transmission?