Risk aversion and lack of understanding mean the US is failing to deploy key transmission technology add-ons that could speed up and slash the cost of the energy transition, according to lobbyists pushing so-called grid enhancing technologies (GETs).

GETs that can maximise use of existing infrastructure and add value to future investments should be included in transmission plans for the US renewables buildout, a new study released this month by the Watt Coalition, which advocates for the industry, contends.