Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2021) — On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) inviting the public to comment on “potential reforms to improve transmission planning and cost allocation and generator interconnection processes as the nation transitions to a cleaner energy future.” The ANOPR seeks comments on how to build out transmission infrastructure across the country, one that recognizes the changing resource mix, the need to better account for transmission cost allocation, and that addresses the current interconnection queue logjam. Read the full FERC statement here.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid applauds FERC’s efforts taking up this important issue.
“We are very excited to see the unanimous support of FERC Commissioners supporting an important step to remedy transmission interconnection and planning infirmities. The world has changed, and transmission planners need to plan for today’s and tomorrow’s world, not yesterday’s. We look forward to participating in the process with other stakeholders,” said Rob Gramlich, Executive Director, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid.