On November 19, we published an article on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) efforts to reform transmission planning and cost allocation issues addressed in FERC’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANOPR”).  Just last week, FERC issued a notice seeking comments in response to its November 15, 2021 technical conference on ANOPR in Docket No. RM21-17.  Please be advised that all interested persons are invited to file post-technical conference comments to address the issues raised during that event on or before November 30, 2021. 
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Regulatory Update – FERC transmission planning process reform

On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANOPR”) to broadly examine FERC’s current electric regional transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection policies.  The ANOPR seeks public comment on “potential reforms for longer-term regional transmission planning and cost-allocation processes that take into account more holistic planning, including planning for anticipated future generation, rethinking cost responsibility for regional transmission facilities and interconnection-related network upgrades, and enhanced transmission oversight over how new transmission facilities are identified and paid for.”  Issuance of a final rule could have a significant impact on transmission grid planning processes throughout the nation.  Below are some key takeaways and perspectives based on the ANOPR and its public comment process.


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