- Oct 10, 2020 3:34 pm GMT
It seems a bit baffling that state level agencies are not being asked, or asking to, participate in this process. Demand certainly doesn't stop at state lines.
In Colorado, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has an ongoing proceeding concerning Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and the formulation of their generating fleet as an input to their Electric Resource Plan to be completed by December 1 of this year. Tri-State must show that they are taking steps to comply with Colorado State Law § 40-2-134 C.R.S., which stipulates a reduction in Greenhouse gases and HB 19-1261 which is the clean power plan. Tri-State, while fully engaged in the PUC's process in Colorado, is seeking FERC regulation, a move which some claim is to remove their requirements to comply with the PUC as far as their acquisition rates of clean energy to pass on to their coop members. Currently the PUC and FERC are sharing jurisdiction over this matter while Tri-States' application for regulation under FERC is reviewed. Surely this must not be an isolated case?
Federal and state level agencies should work together! Who needs to call whom to make this happen?