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May 21, 2024

Transmission Planning

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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.
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.
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.
Center on Global Energy Policy
Study: PJM Queue Wait Times Contributing to Longer Construction Periods
Lengthy wait times in PJM’s generator interconnection queue are interacting with siting and permitting timelines, supply chain disruptions and inflation to contribute to increasingly long construction periods, according to a study released by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.
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SPP Board of Directors/MC Briefs: May 7, 2024
SPP CEO Barbara Sugg warned the RTO’s board and stakeholders that the grid operator faces new and stronger headwinds, even as it met its corporate goals’ first-quarter milestones.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
MISO, PJM Agree to Perform New Type of Joint Transmission Study
MISO and PJM announced they will embark on a new joint transmission study in the latter half of this year that concentrates on upping their interregional transfer capability.
Shutterstock
FERC Poised to Overhaul Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation
FERC is taking the rare step of holding a special open meeting May 13, a Monday, to vote on a proposal to overhaul its transmission planning and cost allocation rules. 
DOE
On the Road to NIETCs, DOE Issues Preliminary List of 10 Tx Corridors
DOE is looking to boost interregional transmission with its announcement of 10 proposed National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, where projects could be eligible for a share of $2 billion in federal loans and special permitting under FERC’s backstop siting authority.
Ameren
Ameren: MISO Missouri Capacity Shortfall Likely Inconsequential
Ameren executives have reassured shareholders that Missouri’s capacity shortfall beginning this summer is no cause for panic.
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Members Vote Against Granting PJM Filing Rights over Planning
PJM members rejected revisions to the RTO’s tariff that would shift filing rights over the RTEP from the Members Committee to the Board of Managers.

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