December 8, 2023


Big Savings for Tx Competition Claimed as FERC Considers a New ROFR
The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition released a report arguing that decreasing competition in transmission development would cost consumers hundreds of billions of dollars. 
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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Debt Deal Weakens Odds for Increased FERC Siting Authority, Glick Tells EBA
Permitting provisions in the recent debt deal weaken the "momentum" for increased FERC transmission siting authority, says former FERC Chair Richard Glick.
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LBNL: Interconnection Queues Grew 40% in 2022
LBNL's annual report on interconnection queues showed continued growth in capacity waiting to connect to the grid, even as 2 markets restricted new applicants.
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FERC’s Work in 2022 Left in Doubt by Manchin
2022 was a busy year for FERC, with rulemaking proposals and technical conferences covering almost everything over which the commission has jurisdiction.
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Transmission Conference Focuses on Reliability, Interconnection
Stakeholders and regulators concerned about extreme weather and clogged interconnection queues are also encouraged by FERC’s proposed rulemakings on the issues.
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Murphy Outlines NJ Building Electrification Push
New Jersey has formed a multi-stakeholder task force to plan how to accelerate the effort to reduce emissions from buildings, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.
WECC Explores Greater Role in Transmission Planning
WECC said it struck “gold” from the details it gleaned from stakeholder interviews on the greatest challenges to transmission planning in the West.
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NERC ‘Strongly Supports’ FERC Tx Planning NOPR
NERC and the REs signaled support for FERC’s proposal to change transmission planning and cost allocation, calling the move “essential" for modernizing the BPS.
SREA Criticizes Lack of MISO South Planning in FERC Tx Proceeding
SREA said while MISO may have a robust transmission planning process, FERC should know that the RTO’s South region does not share in it.

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