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Examining the State of Electric Transmission Infrastructure: Investment, Planning, Construction, and Alternatives, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, May 10, 2018   [open pdf - 9MB]

This is the May 10, 2018 hearing titled "Examining the State of Electric Transmission Infrastructure: Investment, Planning, Construction, and Alternatives," held before the House Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Fred Upton: "Today we are continuing our Powering America series by taking a closer look at a very important but often underappreciated component of our power sector: the electric transmission system. Ever since visionaries such as Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse argued the merits of using direct current versus alternating current, the manner and means by which electricity is delivered has been a complicated and, yes, controversial topic. We depend on our high voltage network of wires and cables to transmit electricity long distances to power everything from our iPhones to our economy. A stable and uninterrupted supply of electricity is critical to ensure the public's health and safety, as well as the quality of life that we have come to expect. However, in many parts of our country our transmission infrastructure, like our Nation's roads and bridges--particularly if you are in Michigan-- is aging, congested, and in need of repair or replacement." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tony Clark, Edward Krapels, Jennifer Curran, Ralph Izzo, John Twitty, and Rob Gramlich.

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Serial No. 115-127
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2018
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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