December 1, 2023

FERC Order 1000

FERC OKs NextEra Request to Recover Abandoned Tx Costs
FERC has granted NextEra Energy Transmission Southwest’s request to recover 100% of “prudently incurred costs” on a transmission project in New Mexico if the project isn't finished for reasons beyond its control.
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Plan Seeks to Boost Prospects for New Transmission in the West

The Western Power Pool floated a plan to revamp transmission planning in the West to spur development of the kind of large-scale transmission projects FERC’s Order 1000 has failed to produce.

MISO PAC Considers Lower, $9B MTEP 23 Transmission Package
The revised MTEP 23 plan dropped from $9.4 billion to $8.96 billion with the deferral of phase 3 of Entergy Louisiana’s Amite South reliability project.
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SERC to be ‘Well Represented’ in ITCS Group
Presenters at SERC's Board of Directors meeting said the region will have a lot of input into the ERO's Interregional Transfer Capability Study.
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SPP Awards NextEra 3rd Competitive Project
Three weeks after it was unable to agree on a recommended developer for a competitive upgrade in New Mexico, SPP’s Board of Directors endorsed an industry expert panel’s initial direction.
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SPP Board Rejects Recommended Competitive Project
SPP’s Board of Directors rejected an industry panel’s recommendation to award a competitive project in New Mexico, leaving staff and members unsure of next steps.
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.
WestConnect Tx Cost Allocation Plan Rejected by FERC
FERC rejected a proposed settlement intended to resolve a longstanding dispute over how to implement Order 1000 in the WestConnect planning region.
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FERC Considers Interregional Transfer Requirements
In a workshop, FERC commissioners and stakeholders debated the pros and cons of requiring minimum transfer capability between regions to promote reliability.
FERC Approves PJM Tariff Revisions for SAA Cost Allocation
FERC approved revisions to PJM’s tariff that assign the costs of necessary transmission upgrades for installation of offshore wind in New Jersey to the state.

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