US’s largest grid operator must process and connect backlogged clean energy projects

Power lines in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana have the most to gain in jobs and new investment if PJM, the country’s largest grid operator, can fix some of the problems now leading to long delays in clean energy projects, a new report says.

To make that happen, PJM would need to approve projects at the same rate it did about a decade ago.

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