This report’s objective is to quantify the economic benefits of creating better intertie capacity between electricity markets in northeastern North America. The benefits of better interconnecting northeastern electricity markets are significant in nature, but not widely acknowledged. Many decarbonization studies ignore integration, which is problematic when game-changing hydropower reservoirs could be used to help reduce the cost of integrating large amounts of intermittent renewable capacity.

The report was financed and published by Canada Grid, highlights the positive economic impacts of grid integration in the Canadian-American northeast and is the first in a series of documents that will explore the who, what, when, where and why of growing and greening the power grid across Canada.

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Pineau, P.-O., Ba, A., 2021. Getting on an Efficient Decarbonization Track – An Economic Study of a Regional Approach to Electricity Markets in Northeastern North America, Réseau Canada Grid.