Dear ACEG Coalition partner,
Today ACEG submitted initial comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in response to the Notice of Inquiry into transmission incentives. 

Our comments identify a few key areas within the Commission's regulatory jurisdiction that could lead to better results for the transmission grid. At a high level, ACEG urged the Commission to take a broad view of transmission incentives, recognizing that virtually any action or inaction on its part creates incentives and disincentives for transmission investment. Specifically, ACEG urged the Commission to:
  • Fully account for all the benefits of transmission investment to include resilience, ability to serve demand for sustainable energy, ability to meet public policy requirements, and other benefits, as outlined in the WIRES-Brattle Group report;
  • Require interregional planning to ensure delivery of low-cost resources from remote regions, such as wind and solar, to load centers and to adopt a simplified combined regulatory process as a “one-stop shop” for interregional or multi-regional transmission project proposals; and
  • Adopt policies to encourage implementation of low-cost, high-benefit new transmission technologies on existing systems which can increase the grid’s efficiency and reduce its footprint, as recommended by the WATT Coalition
ACEG also proposed ideas for policy revision in the long term. The full comments are available on our website for anyone who wishes to read more. 

ACEG will continue to convene our growing coalition of diverse stakeholders to discuss efforts to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-voltage grid. If you are interested in engaging with ACEG on reply comment ideas or other transmission policy issues, please reach out. 
With all best wishes,

John W. Jimison
Executive Director
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG)

Board of Directors

Jennifer Chen
Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Joshua Burkholder
American Electric Power 

David Gardiner
David Gardiner and Associates

Rob Gramlich
Grid Strategies LLC

James Hoecker

Patrick Hughes
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

John Jimison
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

Nina Plaushin
ITC Holdings Corp.

Bill White
CTC Global

Carl Zichella
Natural Resources Defense Council 

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