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Nicolette Santos has a background in energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on climate policy and communication. She has experience working in the environmental nonprofit sphere as...

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Yesterday, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid released a new report, "Planning for the Future: FERC's Opportunity to Spur More Cost-Effective Transmission Infrastructure," which recommends that FERC undertake a comprehensive transmission planning rulemaking. A bipartisan group of nine former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairs joined with transmission and renewable industry leaders appeared on a webinar to announce the new report and to discuss and comment on a proposal to significantly expand the nation’s transmission capacity to properly support a reliable, affordable, and clean power system. 

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Matt Chester on Jan 29, 2021

Nicolette-- do you think this has been particularly challenging in the U.S. compared with maybe some other nations that have a more unified grid across their whole country? The various maps of ISOs/RTOs on a regional basis in the U.S. comes with plenty of benefits, and FERC retains the oversight they have, but it seems like the added level of bureaucracy may actually create certain unique challenges in pushes like this one. 

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