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| October 24, 2011

FERC Order No. 1000: Are The States Up To It?

This summer, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 1000, its long-awaited rulemaking to reform its policies on transmission planning and cost allocation. Among other things, FERC now requires that electric transmission providers consider state and federal public policy requirements – such as renewable portfolio standards (RPS) – in their regional transmission planning processes, and that they develop a cost-allocation methodology for any such projects selected in a regional planning process.

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