This issue paper reviews various advanced transmission technologies that have the potential to enhance the performance of the National Transmission Grid (NTG). It assesses the present and developing technologies that have great potential for improving specific aspects of NTG performance, strategic impediments to the practical use of these technologies, and ways to overcome these impediments in the near term. It provides recommendations for ways to leverage both federal and academic resources to develop and deploy these technologies.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1 May 2002