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Reforming Electric Transmission Planning

By Tyson Slocum

In comments filed today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Docket No. AD21-15, in order to ensure that any transmission buildout results in equitable treatment for communities of color and just and reasonable rates for consumers, FERC should establish federal advisory committees featuring environmental justice (EJ) and consumer voices to guide the Commission and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) on transmission planning. In addition, the Commission should coordinate with the Department of Energy on its new authorities to designate national interest transmission corridors to safeguard that EJ and consumer perspectives are included in such determinations. Read the full, four-page filing here: JointTaskForce