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.


Continue Reading Updates on FERC Transmission Planning Process Reform

FERC logo.jpegOn December 15, 2016,the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed broad regulatory changes to enhance the interconnection processes first developed in 2003, prior to the proliferation of new generation resources and transmission investments. FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposes to modify many aspects of the large generator interconnection process.  The full