Washington, D.C. (October 19) — ACEG released a factsheet exploring how the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) could impact a real transmission project. The permitting reform contained in the EISA could provide for more efficient environment reviews for energy projects and greater regulatory certainty for transmission projects designed by DOE as in the national interest. It would also establish cost allocation for projects that FERC deems in the national interest.
ACEG explores how one actual project — Gateway South — would benefit from more efficient environmental reviews. Gateway South could have been completed nearly a decade earlier, in a total of about five years, under the EISA.