Energy News Network: Northland transmission line to boost reliability as renewables replace power plants
31 Jul 2023
Large cross-country transmission lines carrying clean energy from remote rural areas to population centers will be a key strategy for reducing emissions.
But as a project in Minnesota illustrates, the grid puzzle is more complicated than that.
Connecting central and northern Minnesota, the Northland Reliability Project will reinforce the state’s electric grid with new transmission lines as fossil fuel-powered plants close and utilities rely on more clean energy generation.