FERC approved changes to MISO and SPP’s affected system study process to allow either RTO to order upgrades of limiting elements on tie lines.
CAISO's Board of Governors approved additional interconnection enhancements to deal with the long queue of resources waiting to connect to its grid.
MISO is resisting clean energy developers’ calls to allow penalty-free queue withdrawals for generation projects bogged down by SPP’s affected system studies.
MISO and SPP announced that they plan to ditch their current affected systems study process for more interregional transmission studies like their JTIQ study.
Clean Grid Alliance asked MISO to develop a means to see late-stage projects through its generator interconnection queue when they’re delayed.
MISO said it will approach SPP about improving the processes underpinning affected system studies in response to stakeholders’ persistent calls for change.
SPP staff assured stakeholders they are looking into the causes of congestion around the MISO seam following a third month of record M2M settlements.
Stakeholders asked MISO for simpler interconnection studies during the inaugural meeting of The Distributed Energy Resources Task Force.
MISO stakeholders said another round of expensive system upgrades would render its West planning region a “dead zone” for new generation.
FERC approved SPP’s affected-system order compliance filing and the RTO's proposal to revise its fast-start pricing practices.
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