November 28, 2023

Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission

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Stakeholder Soapbox: The Cost of Inaction — An Outdated Grid, Overpriced Power
Former Maryland Public Service Commission Chairman Jason Stanek lays out the ways in which a lack of regulation and repair have led to a fragile, financially wasteful energy grid.
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FERC-state Transmission Task Force Examines Barriers to GETs
Grid-enhancing technologies offer significant savings, but first a naturally conservative industry needs to get used to using the emerging technologies while maintaining reliability.
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
NJ Senate Approves Two BPU Commissioners
The New Jersey Senate approved two new commissioners to the state Board of Public Utilities, bringing the five-member board to full strength.
Federal and State Regulators Look into How to Improve Grid Security
The sixth meeting of the Joint Federal State Task Force on Transmission focused on securing the grid against physical attacks.
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Federal-State Task Force on Tx Debates Deeper Project Reviews
The Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission convened during NARUC’s meeting to talk local project review and best practices on cost management.
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Arkansas PSC’s Thomas Makes Way for His Successor
Arkansas Commissioner Ted Thomas says his recent decision to step down from the state’s regulatory body is simply a matter of making room for his successor.
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Clogged Queues, Need for Tx Draws Packed Crowd at EBA
Anxiety over clogged interconnection queues and the need for more interregional transmission loomed large at the Energy Bar Association’s annual meeting.
NPCC Regional Standards Committee Briefs: May 11, 2022
The Northeast Power Coordinating Council’s Regional Standards Committee approved a guidance document on integrating DERs on the bulk power system.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FERC-State Task Force Considers Clustering, ‘Fast Track’ to Clear Queues
FERC and state regulators embraced cluster studies but gave mixed reviews to fast-track processing as potential solutions to clogged interconnection queues.
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Task Force Seeks ‘Right Balance’ in Spreading Tx Upgrade Costs
The second half of the third meeting of FERC and NARUC's Joint Task Force on Electric Transmission focused on cost allocation for network upgrades.

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