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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.
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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!

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