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1. INTRODUCTION
A Quick History
2. WHY HAS TRANSMISSION BECOME SO IMPORTANT?
Reliability
Flexibility
Economics
Competition
Transmission Siting Process
3. PAYING FOR TRANSMISSION
The Up-Front Investment in Transmission
Current Issues in Financing Transmission
What are transmission facilities?
How do grid operators react to problems on the power grid?
What are reserves?
What are ancillary services?
What are VARs (or Reactive Power)?
What limitations constrain power flow over long distances?
Will new technologies affect transmission grid capabilities?
5. ACTION ITEMS FOR STATE OFFICIALS
7. Consider providing intervenor funding
9. Clarify the definition of need
11. Include transmission corridors in urban growth plans
15. Coordinate with federal agencies
APPENDIX. WHO PLANS, BUILDS AND OWNS TRANSMISSION?
and Control Areas
GLOSSARY
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