April 15, 2024


Group Looks to Create ‘Actionable’ West-wide Transmission Plan
Backers of the recently formed Western Transmission Expansion Coalition want to fill a void in the Western Interconnection by producing an “actionable” interregional transmission study.
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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.

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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States Back FERC Interregional Transfer Requirement
State regulators say minimum requirements on interregional transfer capacity could produce cross border transmission where Order 1000 failed.
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Study Provides Oregon Lawmakers Wide Shot on RTO Membership
An RTO could provide Oregon with economic, planning and operational benefits, but it would not serve as a “universal problem-solver,” a new study says.
FERC Approves NorthernGrid Merger
FERC gave its blessing to the merger of Columbia Grid and Northern Tier Transmission Group to form NorthernGrid, a transmission planning region stretching eight states.
FERC: NorthernGrid Merger Needs More Work
FERC ruled that the proposed merger of ColumbiaGrid and Northern Tier Transmission Group into NorthernGrid fell short of the requirements of Order 1000.
Tx Developer Calls for Closer Look at NorthernGrid
A proposed merger of two Northwest transmission planning groups into NorthernGrid has won over state regulators, but LS Power wants a FERC tech conference.

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