FERC’s Troubling Transmission Proposal

A new proposal by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would provide state utility regulators a major role in regional transmission planning, as well as determining how to share the costs of new transmission facilities.

The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition — a national organization committed to increasing competition in electricity transmission infrastructure — says the proposed rule signals the FERC “has lost its way” by siding with the “monopoly power of incumbent electric utilities … instead of protecting consumer ratepayers.” 4/27/2022