WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) submitted comments today urging the Commission to move expeditiously toward a final rule that improves the regional transmission planning process. ACORE explains in its comments that a massive expansion of the transmission system will be essential to support the significant growth in renewable resources that is expected as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act being signed into law.
Following is a statement from ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone:
“A 21st century economy needs a 21st century grid. ACORE commends the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for proposing to require long-term, scenario-based transmission planning, and for identifying a wider array of transmission benefits. As we stated in our comments, FERC can also make improvements in its final rule by using a minimum set of benefits for both transmission planning and cost allocation, implementing a more efficient portfolio-based approach, assuring that all drivers of transmission are incorporated, and requiring the inclusion of a broader group of grid-enhancing technologies. These measures are vital for improving system resilience, keeping costs low for consumers, and delivering the clean power that Americans deserve. ACORE continues to urge the Commission to expeditiously finalize this rule with these improvements and initiate additional rulemaking procedures to help upgrade our transmission infrastructure and move the country forward on its path to a clean energy future.”
To download a copy of ACORE’s comments, click here.
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.
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