FERC redy for you transmission

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021

FERC’s open meeting on Thursday will feature the commission’s first baby steps on resetting transmission policy. The commission will launch new dockets aimed at improving collaboration with the states, which play a key role in siting the long lines Chair Rich Glick says will be needed to bring more renewables into the grid. FERC will also launch a docket on how states can plan and pay for transmission lines, an effort to unclog long-standing bottlenecks in transmission construction. Glick has promised to announce a roadmap for an overhaul of federal transmission policy this summer, and this agenda appears to leave such a major announcement for the July meeting (FERC does not hold a meeting in August).