- Oct 13, 2021 3:29 pm GMT
The Industrial Customer Organizations welcome the opportunity to submit these Comments in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“Commission” or “FERC”) request for Comments on this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANOPR”) regarding its regional transmission planning, regional cost allocation, and generation interconnection processes. The Industrial Customer Organizations support competition in transmission planning and development, and encourage the Commission to allow the principles of supply and demand to dictate market outcomes. The Commission should strictly adhere to the principle of cost-causation with known and measurable costs and benefits assessed based upon substantial evidence, and costs allocated in a manner roughly commensurate with benefits. Transmission investment should be driven by the needs of consumers and by market demand, in order to keep transmission rates just and reasonable and ensure that the newly added transmission assets are also “used and useful”.
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