Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and 17 other state leaders have a plan to combine three main power grids to improve the nation’s electrical power system.
A recent study found electrical power markets to be isolated in the eastern, western and southern parts of the U.S. Each power grid is self-sustaining, yet we continue to face an energy crisis.
The governors have proposed a plan to modernize our current system, making it more reliable and more efficient. By bringing the three main power grids together, each region can share the power they produce.
For instance, solar power generated in the southwest or wind power generated in the plains could be sent to the northeast for consumer use.
The governors’ proposal would also add more than 1,000 green energy jobs nationwide while providing the U.S. with more protection from cyber attacks.
The proposal compared the benefits of connecting the power grid to the connection of the interstate highway system more than 60-years-ago.