Transmission Expansion for Renewable Energy Scale-Up
Blog by Christopher Neal: Bridge the Transmission Gap for Renewable Energy Scale-Up
This report reviews emerging practices and makes recommendations on planning the scaled-up transmission that is needed to accommodate new renewable sources of energy. It also provides guidance on regulating transmission to ensure that renewable energy goals are achieved. The report recommends that governments and utilities favor such approaches over reactive ones in which the transmission provider responds ex-post to renewable energy projects that are already underway or even completed.
The study was produced by a team of experts led by World Bank Senior Energy Specialist Marcelino Madrigal and financed by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).