New Federal-State Initiative Will Strengthen the Electric Grid and Deliver More Clean, Resilient Power

EDF statement from Ted Kelly, Senior Attorney for Energy Markets & Regulation

May 29, 2024
Chandler Green, (803) 981-2211,

(WASHINGTON – May 29, 2024) The Biden-Harris administration launched the Federal-State Modern Grid Deployment Initiative, with commitments from 21 states to deploy modern grid solutions that expand affordable, reliable and clean power.

“This new federal-state collaboration will help lower ratepayers’ energy bills, unlock more clean power that curbs pollution and create good-paying jobs building out a modern power grid,” said Ted Kelly, Senior Attorney for Energy Markets & Regulation at EDF.

“The challenges facing our grid – extreme weather events, increasing electricity demand and aging infrastructure – are not limited to any one state or single region. These challenges impact the entire country, and strong collaboration between federal and state leaders is crucial to building a reliable grid.”

Deploying innovative grid technologies, like high-performance conductors and sensors that monitor real-time conditions, can bolster the capacity of our power grid and more effectively meet demand from homes and businesses without requiring new transmission lines. Alongside this announcement, the Department of Energy and the U.S. Climate Alliance are providing a host of policy, technical and analytical assistance to help participating states and stakeholders carry out these commitments. 

“This initiative will help us harness innovative grid solutions available right now that can deliver affordable, reliable and clean power to communities across the country,” continued Kelly. “It builds on a series of recent actions by the Biden administration and FERC that will strengthen and prepare our power grid for the 21st century.”

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