Weekly Analysis

Groups Float Plans To Overhaul FERC’s Grid Upgrade Cost Policies

September 13, 2021
Renewable energy advocates and an industry group are floating analyses they argue should shape the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) pending policy overhaul for grid transmission projects considered crucial to integrating high levels of intermittent renewable power generation. One report, issued last week by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), argues FERC’s current “beneficiary pays” principle for new transmission projects fails to take into the account the system-wide benefits of grid upgrades to reduce congestion and emissions. The group...


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