December 11, 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. 
Department of Energy Draft Needs Study
States, RTOs Caution DOE on Transmission Corridors
States, RTOs and others warned DOE not to let transmission developers dominate the development of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
Michels Corporation
FERC Backstop Siting Proposal Runs into Opposition from States
FERC’s proposal to implement its backstop transmission siting authority from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ran into some opposition from states.
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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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RTOs, Utilities Push Back on Interconnection Deadlines, Penalties
RTOs and others opposed FERC's proposed penalties for missing interconnection study deadlines while generation developers balked at commercial readiness rules.
Roger Merchant
Maine Court Ruling Gives New Life to Contentious Transmission Line
Maine’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that a referendum blocking the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line may have been unconstitutional.
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Battle Lines Drawn on FERC Tx Planning NOPR
Commenters disagreed over FERC’s proposed transmission planning rules, sparring over its 20-year planning horizon and reinstatement of the federal ROFR.
Rise Light & New Jersey BPU
NJ Seeks Efficiency, Savings in OSW Transmission Process
The cost to New Jersey ratepayers of building transmission infrastructure tying the state’s offshore wind projects to the grid could be cut.
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Transmission Industry Hoping for Landmark Order(s) out of FERC ANOPR
Electric transmission providers are pinning their hopes for long-sought changes on FERC’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Overheard at EBA’s 2021 Mid-Year Forum
The first day of EBA's Mid-Year Forum included discussions on FERC's inquiry into transmission cost allocation and organized market developments in the West.

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