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.

Reports

Primer on Transmission Formula Rates

Primer on Transmission Formula Rates

A new primer from WIRES on Transmission Formula Rates (TFRs). This comprehensive overview prepared by London Economics International explores what TFRs are, describes how FERC applies such rates; and assesses in an objective manner the positive...

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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.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSMISSION

WIRES believes a modernized grid yields multiple benefits.

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Clean Grid: Access to Clean Energy Resources

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Grid Reliability and Resilience

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Economic Development and Consumer Savings

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Clean Grid: Access to Clean Energy Resources

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Grid Reliability and Resilience

Grid reliability and resilience
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Economic Development and Consumer Savings

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Members

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
Chief Operating Officer, NY Electric, National Grid

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