chapter  5
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Development: Transmission

Developments for commercial projects such as shopping malls or housing developments evaluate the proximity and quality of key resources such as demographics and the local transportation support infrastructure. In energy projects, the second most vital characteristic after the evaluation of the energy resource (solar radiation in the case of solar energy) is the critical support infrastructure of the power transmission and distribution lines available to the project. Without reasonable access to transmission infrastructure, power projects cannot effectively deliver their power to the eventual customers. In this chapter, we will show the reader the core ideas regarding the process for evaluating, defining and ultimately implementing a plan for connection to the electrical grid to transmit power for a project based on industry examples.