To the Editor:
While transmission built to “compete” with generation capacity is an interesting notion, it generally misses the real value of transmission (see “PJM’s New Game,” by Bruce W. Radford, December 2005, p. 26).
One of high-voltage transmission’s greatest attributes today is to move low-cost generation (whatever fuel it happens to be from). Generators, for the most part, produce power with only one fuel, so generation is a poor substitute for more robust transmission to move affordable energy to load. Transmission, on the other hand, is fuel neutral.