Joshua Macey Comments on FERC’s Grid Plan

FERC grid plan failed to fix transmission disputes – panelists

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent transmission notice of proposed rulemaking did not do enough to incentivize transmission owners and states to come to the table to participate in regional planning and cost allocation, an academic expert told state regulators.

"There is enormous consensus about the need for transmission right now," said Joshua Macey, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School. "There are a couple of things about the transmission [notice of proposed rulemaking, or NOPR,] that were extremely disappointing," Macey said July 19 during a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners meeting in San Diego.

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