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Posted August 26, 2014Today in Energy

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure shows steady increase ›

There has been a five-fold increase in new electricity transmission investment in the United States by major investors and privately owned companies during the 15 years from 1997 to 2012. The investment increased from $2.7 billion in 1997 to $14.1 billion in 2012—reversing a three-decade decline. More


Source: EIA, based on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Financial Reports, as accessed by Ventyx Velocity Suite

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