ISO-NE releases notice on transmission planning for public policy process
On January 14, ISO New England, through the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), released a notice commencing the transmission planning for public policy process, as required under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order 1000.
This planning process occurs at least every three years, and is outlined in ISO New England’s Transmission Planning Process Guide. (The ISO led the last round of this process in 2017, through the PAC, by working with the states through the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) and other regional stakeholders that are PAC members.) PAC members have 45 days (February 28) from the date of the January 14 notice to respond to the ISO regarding local public policy requirements driving transmission needs and/or to provide input to NESCOE regarding state and federal public policy requirements driving transmission needs.
All stakeholder responses should use this template and be sent to PublicPolicy@iso-ne.com. NESCOE has the option to submit a communication to the ISO—through May 1, 2020—regarding federal and state requirements. The ISO will post stakeholder responses and any NESCOE communication on its website.