FERC Seeks Comments on Revisions to Regulations for Electric Transmission Incentives Policies
On April 2, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a proposed rule to revise existing regulations that implement section 219 of the Federal Power Act. The Commission states that these changes are necessary in light of changes in transmission development and planning in the last few years. The proposed rule offers nine distinct changes to the existing regulations, including a departure from the risks and challenges approach used to evaluate requests for transmission incentives, among others. The Commission has certified that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Comments are due by July 1, 2020.