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April 15, 2024

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG)

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FERC Watchers Weigh in as Transmission Rule Approaches Finish Line
FERC appears to be nearing completion on its transmission planning rulemaking, with cost allocation rules and the federal ROFR among the issues at stake.
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Groups Urge Inclusion of Cost Containment in FERC Tx Planning Rule
The clean energy and consumers groups endorsed a proposal requiring that transmission providers incorporate cost-benefit reporting mechanisms throughout their projects’ lifecycles. 
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Congressional Democrats Urge FERC to Complete Transmission Rule
Congressional Democrats sent a pair of identical letters to FERC urging the commission to complete its transmission cost allocation and planning rule.
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FERC Gets Growing Calls to Finish Transmission Rule in 2024
A growing chorus of stakeholders is hoping to see a final transmission planning rule from FERC sometime in the New Year, with a set of letters sent to the commission.
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FERC Updates Interconnection Queue Process with Order 2023
FERC approved Order 2023 at its regular meeting, requiring changes to its pro forma interconnection queue that are aimed at clearing up the backlog of more than 2,000 GW of resources.
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Dems Introduce Bill on Transmission Planning, RTO Transparency

Congressional Democrats have reintroduced legislation to require FERC to establish interregional  transmission planning processes and increase RTO transparency.

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MACRUC Panels Discuss Myriad Challenges Facing PJM
Panelists held several discussions on interregional transmission planning, resource adequacy and the risks posed by extreme weather during the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) annual educational conference held from June 26 through 28.
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Transmission Report Card Grades MISO ‘B,’ Southeast ‘F’
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid gave MISO and CAISO top grades for regional transmission planning and development; PJM and ISO-NE scored poorly.
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FERC Backstop Siting Proposal Runs into Opposition from States
FERC’s proposal to implement its backstop transmission siting authority from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ran into some opposition from states.
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Minimum Transfer Capability Between Regions Debated at FERC
Parties filing comments with FERC on expanding interregional transfer capability mostly supported the concept, though opinions were split on how to get there.

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