Biden Administration Will Invest Billions Across 44 States to Improve Electric Grid Reliability

Statement of EDF Senior Attorney Ted Kelly

October 18, 2023
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

“The Biden administration’s announcement today of billions of dollars in investments in our nation’s electric grid is great news for our efforts to address the climate crisis, improve grid reliability, and keep people safe.

“Almost $3.5 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be invested in 58 projects across 44 states. The funding will help strengthen the grid against the increasingly extreme weather linked to climate change, bring more than 35 gigawatts of new low-cost renewable energy online, create American jobs, and save families money on their power bills.

“I’m especially happy to see funding for the Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue Transmission Study Process and Portfolio, which will help connect solar and wind generation projects across the Midwest, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Portland General Electric Regional 500kV Transmission Innovative Partnership, which will help increase clean energy development and electric reliability for Tribal and other communities in eastern Oregon.

“All Americans need an electric grid they can rely on, even during climate-induced extreme weather events, and we all deserve access to affordable clean electricity. The funding announced today will get us much closer to those goals.”

            - Ted Kelly, Senior Attorney for Markets and Regulation, Environmental Defense Fund

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