ISO-NE files Order 1000 compliance proposal
New England has well-established regional planning and cost-allocation processes that have successfully resulted in the construction of $4.8 billion in transmission projects needed for reliability, according to ISO New England’s filing submitted October 25 to comply with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order 1000. While the region is largely in compliance with Order 1000, the filing addresses two new areas: the requirement to add a process for consideration and development of transmission projects driven by public policies, and the requirement to remove incumbent transmission owners’ rights of first refusal to build projects that receive regional cost allocation.
Order 1000 provides a roadmap for regional planning and cost allocation for transmission projects in North America. The order addresses several complex issues that are deemed to be essential for open, transparent, and efficient transmission planning, but that have been addressed with varying success in different parts of the country. Read the January 2012 ISO Newswire article, ISO-NE and stakeholders are developing Order 1000 compliance plans to learn more.