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July 13, 2024

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Ameren
FERC Observers, Stakeholders Lay out What is at Stake with Tx Rule Looming
FERC is set to vote on its long-awaited proposed rule on transmission planning and cost allocation for regional lines at a special open meeting May 13.
Xcel Energy
Pro-competition Group Plans to Sue if FERC Reinstates Federal ROFR
FERC has yet to issue a final rule on transmission planning, but supporters of competition for transmission development have said they will appeal it to court if it reimposes a federal right of first refusal. 
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FERC’s Christie: Transmission Can’t be Built Without State Support
The surest way to ensure that transmission is not expanded is to usurp states’ authority, FERC Commissioner Mark Christie said at WIRES’ Spring Member Meeting in Chicago.
Michels Corporation
FERC Watchers Weigh in as Transmission Rule Approaches Finish Line
FERC appears to be nearing completion on its transmission planning rulemaking, with cost allocation rules and the federal ROFR among the issues at stake.
ETCC
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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