Dem-NPL Leadership Praises CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study

August 19, 2019

 Dem-NPL Leadership Praises CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study

Today, the CapX2020 – a joint initiative of 10 transmission-owning utilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin – issued a statement announcing the CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study. This vision, centered around identifying ways to “maintain a safe, reliable and cost-effective electric grid as the system adds more carbon-free energy” was met with high praise from Dem-NPL House Minority Leader Josh Boschee, as well as Dem-NPL Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman, who offered the following statements of support:

House Minority Leader Josh Boschee (D-Fargo): “Once again, our state’s energy transmission providers and utilities are providing leadership in addressing the evolving and diverse needs of consumers. The CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study will provide utilities, regulators, policy makers and most importantly, consumers, with the information needed to provide a safe, reliable and affordable energy grid as we continue to see an increase of carbon-free energy sources. The Democratic-NPL House Caucus looks forward to continuing to partner with our state’s utilities and transmission providers as they plan for the future.”

Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman (D-New Rockford): “The CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study plan released today comes as welcome news.  The CapX2020 Utilities, made up of investor-owned and not-for-profit cooperatives and municipal utilities, are bringing this study forward to provide consumers in North Dakota with reliable, cost-effective transmission systems that focus on new ways to generate energy. The development of this plan will bring reliable, low-cost energy to consumers as the Upper Midwest transitions to a carbon-free generation, distribution, and storage system. Consumers will benefit from the results of this study as entities collaborate for the betterment of North Dakota residents.”

The Full CapX2020 Press Release can be read here