FERC Urges State Pacts On Transmission To Aid Expanded Renewables

June 17, 2021
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a policy statement to clarify that states and transmission providers can enter into agreements on planning and paying for more power lines beyond current regional transmission organizations (RTOs), a move that could allow greater grid access for low-carbon renewable energy. FERC also approved an order establishing a task force with state regulators to examine regulatory and other barriers to expanded transmission, including a review of the cost-allocation process to possibly take into...

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