Full Title: Planning for the Future FERC's Opportunity to spur more Cost-Effective Transmission Infrastructure
Author(s): Rob Gramlich, Jay Caspary
Publisher(s): Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
Publication Date: January 27, 2021
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Over the last 25 years, four major FERC orders, No. 888, 2000, 890 and 1000, each made incremental progress building regional transmission infrastructure, moving the industry away from its past balkanized structure with relatively weak connections between utility systems towards a more reliable and efficient system allowing for more regional exchange of power. As we look to the future, much more regional and inter-regional power exchange will be needed for national energy security, reliability, resilience, cost-effectiveness, and economic competitiveness. A decade after FERC Order No. 1000’s issuance, the nation faces new challenges and it is clear that neither the current infrastructure nor the rules governing its development match this need.