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.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid gave MISO and CAISO top grades for regional transmission planning and development; PJM and ISO-NE scored poorly.
FERC rejected a proposed settlement intended to resolve a longstanding dispute over how to implement Order 1000 in the WestConnect planning region.
Developers of transmission projects that would send wind power across the Western Interconnection made cases at the Western Planning Regions Interregional Coordination Meeting.
CAISO is exploring ways to exchange more low-carbon electricity with the Pacific Northwest, while WestConnect looks to absorb exports from California during overgeneration.
FERC denied a rehearing request of its November 2017 order on remand regarding transmission cost allocation in the WestConnect planning region.
FERC upheld a previous ruling covering Order 1000 cost allocation in the WestConnect planning region, adding further explanation of its reasoning.
Stakeholders expressed concerns over how the Western Interconnection’s four transmission planning organizations can align their separate regional processes.
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