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July 23, 2024

WestConnect

Western Area Power Administration
WAPA Tariff Falls Short of Reciprocity Status, FERC Finds
The Western Area Power Administration’s non-jurisdictional Open Access Transmission Tariff does not meet the standard of an “acceptable reciprocity tariff,” despite recent revisions the federal power agency incorporated into the tariff, FERC ruled.
WestTEC
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.

ACEG
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.
WestConnect
WestConnect Tx Cost Allocation Plan Rejected by FERC
FERC rejected a proposed settlement intended to resolve a longstanding dispute over how to implement Order 1000 in the WestConnect planning region.
Tx Developers Want to Send Wind to California
Developers of transmission projects that would send wind power across the Western Interconnection made cases at the Western Planning Regions Interregional Coordination Meeting.
CAISO Seeks More Transfers with Pacific Northwest
CAISO is exploring ways to exchange more low-carbon electricity with the Pacific Northwest, while WestConnect looks to absorb exports from California during overgeneration.
Southwire
FERC Denies WestConnect’s Order 1000 Rehearing Request
FERC denied a rehearing request of its November 2017 order on remand regarding transmission cost allocation in the WestConnect planning region.
FERC Affirms WestConnect Cost Allocation Ruling
FERC upheld a previous ruling covering Order 1000 cost allocation in the WestConnect planning region, adding further explanation of its reasoning.
Stakeholders See Shortcomings in Western Interregional Tx Planning
Stakeholders expressed concerns over how the Western Interconnection’s four transmission planning organizations can align their separate regional processes.

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