The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition released a report arguing that decreasing competition in transmission development would cost consumers hundreds of billions of dollars.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid gave MISO and CAISO top grades for regional transmission planning and development; PJM and ISO-NE scored poorly.
Permitting provisions in the recent debt deal weaken the "momentum" for increased FERC transmission siting authority, says former FERC Chair Richard Glick.
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.
2022 was a busy year for FERC, with rulemaking proposals and technical conferences covering almost everything over which the commission has jurisdiction.
Stakeholders and regulators concerned about extreme weather and clogged interconnection queues are also encouraged by FERC’s proposed rulemakings on the issues.
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 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 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 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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