US grid congestion costs will likely continue to grow until transmission capacity is built.

Apr 19, 2023

Grid congestion occurs when a high demand for electric utilities is met with low transmission capacity, resulting in higher costs for consumers.

The latest major upgrades to the American electrical grid were completed around 10 years ago, and our current transmission system is running out of spare capacity.

In 2021, US grid congestion costs reached $13.3B, and this number is only expected to grow until increased and upgraded transmission capacity is prioritized and built.

Sumter Utilities is at the front line of this new wave of utility work, and you can click below to read the full article.