The Voice of the Transmission Industry

WIRES advocates for proactive planning and investment in North America’s high-voltage, transmission infrastructure to support clean energy integration, grid resilience, and an electrified economy.

Our Work

WIRES develops and disseminates critical industry research that helps inform regulatory and policy-making decisions.

Our reports and white papers demonstrate the need for, and benefits of, a robust high voltage transmission system. WIRES helps our members navigate the complex policy and regulatory landscape and actively supports their collective priorities through the development and submission of regulatory filings.


Informing the Transmission Discussion

Informing the Transmission Discussion

A Look at Renewables Integration and Resilience Issues for Power Transmission in Selected Regions of the United States This report was prepared by ScottMadden, Inc. for WIRES. The study includes a comprehensive overview of the current state of play of the electric...

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News & Media

WIRES ensures its policy positions are seen and heard by key stakeholders and decision-makers.

We also provide our members and others access to recent industry news, research, and reports. In addition, our member events throughout the year provide a valuable forum for discussion with experts, regulators, policy makers, and industry thought leaders.

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@GasteigerLarry: With study after study demonstrating tens (likely hundreds) of billions of dollars in needed transmission investment, we’re nowhere near facing a transmission overbuild situation. But the risks of our current transmission under build exist now, every day. @wiresgroup
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Facts & Figures

WIRES believes a modernized infrastructure yields multiple benefits.

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Access to clean energy resources

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Grid reliability and resilience

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Consumer savings and economic development

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Access to clean energy resources

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Grid reliability and resilience

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Consumer savings and economic development

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North America’s largest and most innovative transmission providers, transmission customers, regional grid managers, and equipment and service companies are WIRES members.

Here’s why.

“WIRES understands the complexity of transmission policy and regulation and makes sure its members’ voices are heard by decision-making authorities.”

Nina Plaushin
Vice President Regulatory & Federal Affairs, ITC Holdings Corp

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“WIRES’ peer network is unparalleled. It is made up of the top leaders in transmission technology, policy, regulatory and commercial fields. You can’t find this quality anywhere else.”

Brian Gemmell
VP Transmission Asset Management & Planning and Capital Delivery Electric, National Grid

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