Welcome to WIRES!

Founded in 2006, WIRES is an international non-profit trade association working to fulfill the promise of a Twenty-first Century North American electric economy. Comprised of investor‐,  publicly‐, and cooperatively‐owned electric transmission providers, transmission customers including renewable energy developers, service and technology companies, construction firms, and regional grid organizations, WIRES envisions a robust and effective Twenty-first Century, High-voltage Electric Transmission System in North America that will make critical contributions to economic growth, technological advancement, and consumer benefits.
Learn more: Governance WIRES' Mission & Vision Principles Member Login
SCROLL
WEBINAR:
Transmission: The Key to a Cheaper, Smarter, Cleaner Electricity Grid
December 13 at 1:00 PM.
Do you care about our energy future? The transmission system is widely misunderstood and it is time to dispel the myths that have grown up around this critical backbone of our nation’s economy, delivering electricity to virtually everyone.

Featuring former FERC Chairman James H. Hoecker, currently Advisor and Counsel to WIRES and Julia Frayer, Managing Director of London Economics International and one of the co-authors of a recent report, “The Truth About the Need for Transmission Investment: Sixteen Myths Debunked.” The webinar will be moderated by John Jimison, Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. Register Now!

Benefits of Electric Transmission

Challenges to Building Tomorrow's Grid

WIRES University

Transmission Industry Multimedia

Deep Dive

Transmission Planning, Rates & Finance

Read more

Transmission Regulation
and Public Policy


Read more

Transmission Construction & Operations

Read more

Select Transmission News

Get The Facts

450,000
Number of miles of high-voltage transmission lines

$876B
The estimated value of the US electric grid
3,306
Number of utilities in the U.S. but 2/3 of us are served by 189 investor-owned utilities

Be an international transmission leader.

Join us!
Do you have concerns about public policy? Need operational advice? Looking for general information about the transmission industry?

Contact us today!

Connect with us
Sign up for the WIRES newsletter
Signup for WIRES News!