July 19, 2024

FERC Order 1920

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FERC Approves New Pathway for New England Transmission Projects
FERC approved ISO-NE’s proposal of a new process to solicit, select and allocate costs for transmission projects that address needs identified in long-term planning studies.
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Overheard at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit
Industry leaders, experts, policymakers and regulators gathered near the nation’s capital to discuss how recent FERC orders will affect regional transmission planning, cost allocation, permitting and other issues.
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Phillips, Christie Debate Loper Bright’s Impact on FERC Order 1920
The Supreme Court’s decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo is already making waves in the rehearing process on FERC Order 1920.
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MISO Vouches for 2nd, $25B Long-range Tx Portfolio
MISO reaffirmed its commitment to its second, $25 billion long-range transmission portfolio while stakeholders asked the RTO to be mindful of river crossings and whether it may reassign developers for the first LRTP portfolio’s projects in Iowa.
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FERC Order 1920 Faces Hurdles in Implementation
FERC Order 1920 could help move the bar significantly on more efficiently expanding the transmission grid, but its ultimate success depends on how it and other policies are implemented, stakeholders say.
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FERC Order 1920 Sees Wide-ranging Rehearing Requests

FERC has received rehearing requests on Order 1920 ranging from stakeholders who just want to see a few tweaks, to those who prefer the commission trash the entire order and start over.

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Order 1920 Rehearing Requests from States Seek Bigger Role in Tx Planning
The states that filed for a rehearing of FERC Order 1920 on transmission planning and cost allocation either argue the federal regulator is overstepping its authority or want changes to the order to ensure it doesn’t upset ongoing regional planning efforts.
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Clements Says Order 1920 Will Help States, not Usurp Authority
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements said Order 1920 will make it easier for states to address the changes facing the industry.
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MARC 2024 Displays Mixed Feelings on Transition Feasibility
The 2024 Mid-America Regulatory Conference showcased a tug-of-war of positivity and cynicism over meeting growing demand with a fleet that should evolve faster to meet clean energy goals.
NYISO Board/MC Briefs: June 11, 2024
Emily Chen, an analyst with FERC’s Office of Energy Market Regulation, gave a briefing on Orders 1920 and 1977 to members of the NYISO Management Committee during a joint meeting with the ISO’s Board of Directors. 

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