Robert E. Latta, Jerry McNerney; Utility Dive
The following viewpoint is from Robert E. Latta (R), Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, and Jerry McNerney (D), Representative for California's 9th congressional district. They co-chair the Grid Innovation Caucus.
One of the most pressing challenges facing lawmakers today is the need to update and modernize an aging American infrastructure, including the way we produce, distribute and consume energy.
The American energy grid serves as the backbone of our economy, touching every aspect of our lives. A reliable grid system is also fundamental to our national security and our clean energy future. As co-chairs of the bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus, oversight and modernization of this complex and critical infrastructure is one of our key priorities.