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.
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.
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...
Value of Local Transmission Planning
As we seek to build the grid of the future, discussions and debate about improving transmission planning has become a central topic, with an emphasis on regional and interregional transmission planning. With this new report from Charles River Associates (CRA), WIRES...
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.
WIRES in the News
National Grid, DOE panelists call for ‘grid-enhancing technologies’ to quickly boost transmission capacity
Our members will hear a range of perspectives on environmental justice & interregional #transmission.
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Facts & Figures
WIRES believes a modernized infrastructure yields multiple benefits.
North America’s largest and most innovative transmission providers, transmission customers, regional grid managers, and equipment and service companies are WIRES members.
“WIRES understands the complexity of transmission policy and regulation and makes sure its members’ voices are heard by decision-making authorities.”
“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.”
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