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FERC has an active near-term agenda addressing important electrical issues through upcoming technical conferences, Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), and Notices of Inquiry (NOI).  We provide below a brief “menu” of these noteworthy conferences, rulemakings, and inquiries that will influence project development, energy pricing, and ancillary services.

Project Development and Access

  • Conference: Review of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures [1]
    • When: May 13, 2016
    • Agenda includes generator interconnection issues, interconnection of energy storage, a petition for rulemaking to revise the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Procedures and the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA), and other non-enumerated issues.
  • Conference: Reliability of the Bulk-Power System [2]
    • When: June 1, 2016
    • Agenda to be announced.
    • This will be a Commissioner-led conference to discuss policy issues related to the bulk-power system
  • Conference: Competitive Transmission Development Rates [3]
    • When: June 27-28, 2016
    • Agenda includes the use of cost containment provisions, the relationship of competitive transmission development to transmission incentives, incentive ROE, and other rate making issues.

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