America’s electric grid is strained by higher demand than ever before. As our lifestyles become increasingly dependent on electricity, we need to make a major investment in our energy infrastructure to maintain the existing reliability of the system and to plan for the future. A modern grid will help solve our environmental and renewable energy challenges, improve overall reliability and lower the associated costs to the economy.

Lack of transmission development has led to transmission constrained areas. These are locations where the system simply cannot handle the demand which leads to significant inefficiencies and significant real-dollar costs to electricity customers.

Three primary problems exist with the grid today

5.3.2 Reliability

  • Congestion

  • Inefficiency and Unreliability

  • Inability to Meet Growing Demand

 
3-year rolling averages

Outage Decrease Under ITC Ownership

ITC has steadily reduced the average number of outages on the three transmission systems we've acquired. These continuing improvements in system reliability track with ITC's system investments over the years and our ongoing operations and maintenance program. 

 
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