FERC Issues NOPR Addressing Infrastructure Planning and Cost Allocation

On April 21, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that addressed improving nation’s infrastructure resiliency and reliability needs while also achieving cost savings for consumers.


FERC Chairman Richard Glick stated:


Transmission facilities provide a broad range of benefits. Planning for those facilities with a longer-term forward-looking approach, in addition to fairly allocating their costs, is essential to ensuring we are developing energy infrastructure in a manner that reduces costs and enhances reliability.


The NOPR proposed: 1) changes to regional transmission planning, 2) changes to regional transmission cost allocation, and 3) amendments to Order No. 1000: Right of First Refusal.


Regarding Comments on the NOPR, the FERC News Release states:


The Commission encourages commenters to identify improvements that will support development of more efficient and cost-effective transmission facilities. Comments are due 75 days from date of publication in the Federal Register. Reply comments are due 30 days after the initial comment deadline. Members of the public requiring assistance in filing comments should email FERC’s Office of Public Participation (opp@ferc.gov).



See the FERC News Release here:

https://elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/filelist?accession_num=20220422-3013