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Transmission planning, operations and interactions with power markets

In June 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would become Order 1000, setting requirements for local, regional and interregional transmission planning. In July 2021, FERC announced an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR): Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection

In the intervening decade, the United States has seen a boom in renewable energy development, increasing the urgency for new transmission infrastructure as local generation begins to exceed local demand in some windy, sunny regions.

The Future Power Markets Forum slide deck outlines the immediate and imminent impacts of transmission infrastructure on the trajectory of the energy transition in the United States. Experts from the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) and Exelon explain the lay of the land today, and how transmission planning might evolve to facilitate the integration of the most economically efficient clean energy resources.

Relevant Publications

Transmission Planning for 100% Clean Electricity

Energy Systems Integration Group

Chair: Aaron Bloom (ESIG System Planning Working Group) 

Lead Contributors/Facilitators: Lauren Azar (Azar Law LLC), Jay Caspary (Grid Strategies LLC), Debra Lew (ESIG), Nicholas Miller (HickoryLedge LLC), Alison Silverstein (Alison Silverstein Consulting), John Simonelli (Flashover LLC), Robert Zavadil (EnerNex)


Planning for the Future: FERC’s Opportunity to Spur More Cost-Effective Transmission Infrastructure

Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, January 2021

By Rob Gramlich and Jay Caspary

Report: How Are We Going to Build All That Clean Energy Infrastructure?

Niskanen Center and Clean Energy Task Force, Liza Reed, Leslie Abrahams, Armond Cohen, Joseph Majkut, Bruce Phillips, Andrew Place, Julia Prochnik


Power Markets Structure & Design

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