GOP FERC Members Voice Cost Concerns Over Transmission Reforms

July 27, 2021
Republican members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are raising concerns about the consumer costs from proposed draft rules for reforming the transmission siting process to encourage greater integration of renewable power such as wind and solar into the grid, arguing ratepayers should not be forced to pay for political policy goals such as addressing climate change. “I worry that, given the current zeal for transmission buildout, FERC may lose sight of this basic principle of protecting consumer costs...

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