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Texas CREZ Lines: Stakeholders and Energy Infrastructure

Olivera Jankovska | Julie A. Cohn

Texas CREZ Lines: Stakeholders and Energy Infrastructure.

With opposition to large-scale energy infrastructure on the rise, transmission service providers find it problematic to build the new power lines essential to a greener grid. This paper highlights the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zone initiative (CREZ) — a case study of the difficulties that new power lines face and the policy choices that can facilitate development of this necessary infrastructure. The CREZ experience can inform development of new large-scale transmission infrastructure in other regions.