December 1, 2023

Transmission Planning

NYISO’s 10-Year Forecast: Challenges Ahead but No Immediate Needs
NYISO’s new 10-year reliability plan finds no “actionable reliability needs,” but warns of narrowing reliability margins.
Bureau of Land Management
BLM to Consider Changes to Western Transmission Corridors
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on potential changes to about 673 miles of seven designated transmission corridors.
Big Savings for Tx Competition Claimed as FERC Considers a New ROFR
The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition released a report arguing that decreasing competition in transmission development would cost consumers hundreds of billions of dollars. 
NYISO Management Committee Briefs: Nov. 29, 2023
NYISO stakeholders gave final approval to rules for "internal controllable lines" and revisions to day-ahead market congestion settlement procedures.
New Jersey Launches OSW Infrastructure Solicitation
Recent setbacks will not prevent the New Jersey BPU from moving forward with the state's commitment to offshore wind.
MISO, SPP Ditch 90/10 JTIQ Allocation After $465M DOE Grant
Weeks after the nearly $2 billion Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue (JTIQ) transmission portfolio was awarded a $465 million Department of Energy grant, MISO and SPP are switching their proposed cost allocation for the projects.
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DOE Proposes Expanding NEPA Exclusions for Clean Energy, Transmission
DOE proposed expanding exclusions for NEPA reviews for clean energy, storage, and transmission projects that are built on previously developed land, in a move welcomed by the renewable energy industry.
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MISO’s More Stringent Interconnection Queue Rules Go Before FERC
MISO has put before FERC its package of changes meant to downsize its crammed interconnection queue.
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MISO to Focus on LRTP, Congestion for MTEP 24
MISO says its 2024 Transmission Expansion Plan will look much the same as last year’s MTEP.
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MISO Says Overloads and Congestion Loom Without 2nd Long-range Tx Portfolio
After completing its initial economic and reliability analysis, MISO has found numerous overloads and congestion await its system if it doesn’t recommend a second long-range transmission plan portfolio.

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