Gov. Jay Inslee
Credit: Office of Gov. Inslee
– Editor’s note:
Gov. Jay Inslee wrote an op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 30, 2018, about collaborating on a regional power grid system.
– “Washington Governor Inslee: California should collaborate on power grid”
“As governor of Washington state, I’ve traveled around the country and around the world and have been encouraged at the momentum that’s building for climate action and the recognition of the West Coast states as climate leaders. California has already achieved its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals four years early. Now, California has another opportunity to shape the energy future of the West, by joining neighboring states to design a regional electricity market that is fair, transparent and efficient.
“A well-designed market would protect the role for states in setting energy policy, and making decisions regarding energy resources. A robust and transparent regional grid system, which recognizes the carbon-free resources of participating states, such as hydropower, wind, geothermal and energy storage, can help us accomplish our clean energy goals by optimizing the use of these resources on a regional basis.”
“Washington and California have benefited from the sharing of electricity resources for decades. Building on this tradition, we can pave the way for a more efficient, clean, modern energy grid. Let our states work together to design the electricity market we all want, one that moves us away from fossil fuels and toward a carbon-free future,” by Gov. Jay Inslee, in the San Francisco Chronicle.