RETI (Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative) identified and ranked Renewable Energy Zones
in California and neighboring regions, using both economic and
environmental criteria, determined the transmission needed,
based on least-regrets transmission planning principles, to access
and deliver target renewable energy, and prepared a statewide
conceptual transmission plan. RETI has been effective in identifying
development priorities and in building stakeholder support
for generation-transmission development for renewable energy.
Its approach is applicable to other jurisdictions considering
large-scale wind power-transmission construction.