ACORE Statement on FERC’s Action on Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

April 21, 2022

ACORE Statement on FERC’s Action on Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s decision today to initiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform the Commission’s electric regional transmission planning and cost allocation requirements, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)’s President and CEO Gregory Wetstone issued the following statement:

“A 21st century economy needs a 21st century grid, and FERC’s new rulemaking on transmission is a long-overdue step in the right direction. This proposed rule addresses the need for long-term transmission planning that accounts for the grid of the future, which is vital for improving system resilience, keeping costs low for consumers, and delivering the clean power that Americans deserve. ACORE also strongly supports the inclusion of grid-enhancing technologies within such planning efforts.”

“ACORE urges the Commission to expeditiously finalize this rule and initiate additional rulemaking procedures to help upgrade our transmission infrastructure and move the country forward on its path to a clean energy future.”

Background:

  • FERC issued the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) on regional transmission planning, cost allocation and generator interconnection in July 2021. ACORE Statement
  • In October, over two dozen organizations sent a letter to FERC Commissioners expressing their support for large-scale transmission.

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About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.

 

Media Contacts:

Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE
hobson@acore.org | 202.777.7584 (o) | 202.594.0706 (c)

Blake McCarren, Communications Manager, ACORE
mccarren@acore.org | 301.661.7375 (c)

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