A coalition of nineteen companies collaborated to ask FERC to rethink transmission incentives as part of the Commission’s Electric Transmission Incentives Policy docket. The companies outlined areas of common agreement for FERC, and provided three recommendations:
Adopt policies to encourage implementation of low-cost, high-benefit new transmission technologies and other methods to improve the operational efficiency the existing transmission system;
Expand the integrated transmission grid to access and deliver low-cost energy resources, and initiate a proceeding to remedy the significant issues serving as a barrier to expanding and integrating the grid to access low-cost remote resources and improve bulk power markets on a national basis.
Encourage independent operation of the transmission system.
The coalition companies are: Advanced Energy Economy, Alliance for Clean Energy New York, American Council on Renewable Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Center for Renewables Integration, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, CTC Global Corporation, Enel Green Power North America, Enel X North America, Inc., ITC Holdings Corp., Natural Resources Defense Council, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, NW Energy Coalition, R Street Institute, Sustainable FERC Project, Union of Concerned Scientists, and the WATT Coalition.
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