Midwest Interconnection Seams Study Poster

The central United States is home to some of the world’s most bountiful energy resources. Strong winds across the Great Plains coupled with high quality solar PV and CSP resources are located in close proximity to new natural gas resources and growing electricity demand. Despite the regional abundance of diverse natural resources, there are three major seams in the U.S. power system that limit the nation’s ability to maximize resource value and facilitate a more reliable, resilient, sustainable, and affordable U.S. electricity system.