WATT Coalition Statement on FERC NOPR Addressing Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation

Statement from Ted Bloch-Rubin, Chair, WATT Coalition

April 21, 2022

Today, FERC moved forward in solving the most pressing problems for America’s grid, and our energy future. Among many crucial policies, the proposed rule requires dynamic line ratings and advanced power flow control devices to be included in regional transmission planning. When these Grid Enhancing Technologies are used, they will enable gigawatts of new energy resources to interconnect to the grid. Ratepayers will see savings from reduced congestion costs; new, low-cost renewable energy; and more effective use of existing infrastructure.

 We applaud the work of the Commissioners and their staff and are thrilled to see bipartisan support for this important progress.