Analysis

FERC Order Put Grid Projects On Table, If Not In Ground

Law360, New York (June 26, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's landmark regional transmission planning rule hasn't resulted in the significant development of electricity transmission envisioned when the order was enacted nearly six years ago, but former FERC officials say it's still been useful in forcing the electricity industry to think more broadly about the future of the U.S. grid.

Adopted by FERC in July 2011, Order No. 1000 was meant to spark transmission investment by requiring utilities and regional grid operators to create regional plans and a framework for allocating project costs. The order also took crack at injecting more competition into transmission development by including...

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