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June 13, 2024

2023 National Transmission Needs Study

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.
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DOE CITAP Initiative Aims to Permit New Transmission in 2 Years
Under the Coordinated Interagency Authorizations and Permits program, DOE will lead permitting transmission projects and coordinate environmental and permitting processes between federal agencies.
DOE
DOE Opens 2nd Solicitation in Transmission Offtake Program

The Department of Energy opened the second solicitation in its program to prime the pump for new transmission needed to meet the Biden administration’s climate goals.

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DOE Issues Final Guidelines for National Transmission Corridors
The Department of Energy released its final guidelines for the designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, which are narrowly defined areas where transmission is urgently needed to ensure reliability and affordability and advance “important national interests.”
NREL
Will DOE’s Transmission Needs Study Spur New Regional, Interregional Lines?
The study is intended to identify pressing transmission needs without offering specific solutions or taking into account federal and some state regulations.
DOE
DOE to Sign up as Off-taker for 3 Transmission Projects
The Department of Energy will put $1.3 billion into becoming the anchor off-taker for three interstate transmission projects totaling 3.5 GW of new transmission capacity.
NERC
Counterflow: More Stuff That Ain’t So
Columnist Steve Huntoon says a recent Moody’s report uses misleading data to make its case for investing in transmission to solve reliability problems.
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Stakeholder Soapbox: The Cost of Inaction — An Outdated Grid, Overpriced Power
Former Maryland Public Service Commission Chairman Jason Stanek lays out the ways in which a lack of regulation and repair have led to a fragile, financially wasteful energy grid.
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What are National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors and Why Do We Need Them?
A primer on DOE's proposal for creating National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
Department of Energy Draft Needs Study
States, RTOs Caution DOE on Transmission Corridors
States, RTOs and others warned DOE not to let transmission developers dominate the development of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.

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