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June 15, 2024

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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.
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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. 
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FERC’s Christie: Transmission Can’t be Built Without State Support
The surest way to ensure that transmission is not expanded is to usurp states’ authority, FERC Commissioner Mark Christie said at WIRES’ Spring Member Meeting in Chicago.
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Utility Regulators Repeat Concerns About Tx Siting Oversight

State utility regulators reiterated their concerns about FERC’s efforts to promote transmission development at a meeting of the task force established for that purpose.

FERC
Phillips: FERC to Issue Transmission Rule in ‘Very Near Future’
FERC Chair Willie Phillips expressed confidence that the commission will approve its NOPR on transmission planning and cost allocation this year.
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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.
Senate ENR Committee
Senate ENR Searches for Bipartisan Compromise on ‘Permitting Reform’
Sen. Joe Manchin called on colleagues to put politics aside and hammer out a bipartisan bill to accelerate permitting of energy and transmission projects.
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DOE Rolls out New Process for Designating Key Transmission Corridors
DOE wants to accelerate transmission projects under development by designating their proposed routes as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
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Decarbonizing the Grid Faces Hurdles Despite Recent Laws
Experts explained to ACORE's Policy Forum what hurdles remain to be overcome after Congress passed the most ambitious clean energy legislation last year.
FERC
FERC Moves to Implement New Backstop Transmission Siting Authority
FERC approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would pave the way for overriding state regulators’ rejections of certain transmission projects.

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