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May 23, 2024

Transmission

PacifiCorp
FERC Denies PacifiCorp Formula Rate Change
FERC rejected PacifiCorp’s request to include in its Open Access Transmission Tariff the interest it pays when refunding advance payments such as interconnection study deposits.
FERC
FERC Watchers Digest Order 1920 and Forecast its Future
The ultimate future of FERC Order 1920 depends on rehearing, implementation and inevitable litigation, but after reading through the order itself in the past week, many stakeholders see it as an important step forward in expanding the grid.
Senate ENR Committee
Manchin not Ready to Give up on Bipartisan Permitting Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin rebuffed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's assertion that permitting reform was dead in the current Congress during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on load growth from data centers.
NYISO
NYISO Reports Adequate Capacity for Summer, but Heat Waves a Concern
NYISO sad it expects enough capacity to serve peak load this summer under normal conditions, but hotter-than-expected weather could lead it to resort to emergency procedures.
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MISO Unable to Find Alternatives to Delayed Entergy Louisiana Tx Project
MISO announced it was unable to land on a suitable substitute for a $260 million Entergy Louisiana reliability project about eight months after it announced an alternatives study.
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AEP Ohio Asks PUCO for Data Center-specific Tariffs
AEP Ohio is asking state regulators to create new tariffs that would force data center developers to pay for 90 to 95% of their projected electrical demand for their first 10 years of operation, even if they use less.
FERC
FERC Issues Transmission Rule Without ROFR Changes, Christie’s Vote
FERC issued Order 1920, its long-awaited final rule on long-term regional transmission planning and cost allocation, but it could not fulfill hopes for a unanimous vote.
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ASE: Energy Transition Must Put Demand-side Efficiency, Flexibility First
A new Berkeley Lab report finds that a combination of aggressive demand and supply side measures could slash greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector 91% below 2005 levels by 2050.
PJM
Consumer Advocates, Environmentalists Urge Holistic Thinking at PJM
The Public Interest and Environmental Organization User Group discussed generation deactivations, filing rights over regional planning and long-term transmission projects with the PJM Board of Managers.
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PJM Members Committee Briefs: May 6, 2024
The Members Committee voted to re-elect three members of the PJM Board of Managers, even though several advocates voted against the re-elections to express their frustration.

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