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5 Takeaways From FERC's Grid Planning Policy Overhaul

Member Steven Shparber spoke to Law360, sharing key takeaways from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s latest rule to reform transmission planning policies for US grid projects. He comments on FERC’s positioning and approach to transmission, compliance issues, and the right of first refusal.

Steven said, “The RTOs are going to have more challenges compared to single utilities, especially utilities in a single state, just because if you take a PJM or [Midcontinent Independent System Operator] or Southwest Power Pool, those have multiple states with diverse energy policies. If you’re a single utility in a state and you maybe for the first time look at what neighboring utilities or states are doing, especially from a policy standpoint, that may be a challenge you’ve not had to deal with.”