Our Work

Developing a robust and effective grid requires encouraging investment, developing advanced and coordinated planning, removing barriers to a more streamlined siting process, and sharing costs equitably across all beneficiaries of new or upgraded transmission lines.

WIRES encourages federal, regional, and state policymakers and regulators to provide adequate rates of return, incentives, and other tools that send the right signals to get needed transmission built.

We accomplish this by conducting and disseminating critical industry research, providing educational briefings with policy makers, and submitting comments and testimony on relevant legislative bills, regulatory proposals, and policy ideas before Congress, FERC, EPA, DOE, the White House, and relevant state and provincial agencies.

“We see WIRES as a credible source of studies and other information that can support policy development and decision making that incorporates an international perspective”

Daryl Maxwell and Dan Prowse,
Hydro Interconnections Department, Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro