Thursday, July 27 (Washington, D.C.) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today finalized reforms to its policies on generator interconnection procedures and agreements. ACEG Executive Director Christina Hayes released the following statement:
“FERC’s action today will help tackle the ever-increasing backlog of new resources trying to connect to the grid. These logjams lead to higher prices for consumers and delay our transition to clean energy.
“While ACEG welcomes approval of these reforms, the best way to address interconnection delays is still to improve the planning and development of new transmission lines. As the Commission begins its August recess, it is critically important that it continue to make progress on several outstanding items, including the planning and cost allocation rule. FERC has a crucial role to play in protecting the long-term reliability of our energy system, which is why it needs a full complement of members. We hope the president will expeditiously fill any vacancies so FERC can continue its important work.”
You can view a copy of ACEG’s comments on FERC’s interconnection NOPR from October 2022 here.
About Americans for a Clean Energy Grid:
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is a non-profit, broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-capacity grid. ACEG brings together a diverse coalition — including business, labor, consumer, environmental groups, and other transmission supporters — to advocate for policies that recognize the benefits of a robust transmission grid.
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