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FERC RIN: 1902-AF87 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation and Generator Interconnection 

The Commission proposed to reform both the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff and the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement to remedy deficiencies in the Commission’s existing regional transmission planning and cost allocation requirements. Specifically, the proposal would require public utility transmission providers to; conduct long-term regional transmission planning on a sufficiently forward looking basis to meet transmission needs driven by changes in the resource mix and demand; more fully consider dynamic line ratings and advanced power flow control devices in regional transmission planning processes; seek the agreement of relevant state entities within the transmission planning region regarding the cost allocation method or methods that will apply to transmission facilities selected in the regional transmission plan for purposes of cost allocation through long-term regional transmission planning; adopt enhanced transparency requirements for local transmission planning processes and improve coordination between regional and local transmission planning with the aim of identifying potential opportunities to "right-size" replacement transmission facilities; and revise their existing interregional transmission coordination procedures to reflect the long-term regional transmission planning reforms proposed in the NOPR. In addition, the proposal would not permit public utility transmission providers to take advantage of the construction-work-in progress incentive for regional transmission facilities selected for purposes of cost allocation through long-term regional transmission planning and would permit the exercise of federal rights of first refusal for transmission facilities selected in a regional transmission plan for purposes of cost allocation, conditioned on the incumbent transmission provider with the federal right of first refusal for such regional transmission facilities establishing joint ownership of the transmission facilities (Docket No. RM21-17-000).

Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 18 CFR 35   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 791a to 825r    16 U.S.C. 2601 to 2645    31 U.S.C. 9701    41 U.S.C. 7101 to 7352   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/27/2021  86 FR 40266   
Notice of Technical Conference  09/22/2021  86 FR 52664   
ANPRM Comment Period End  10/12/2021 
Reply Comments Period End  11/09/2021 
Supplemental Notice of Conference  11/09/2021  86 FR 62165   
Further Notice of Supplemental Conference  11/18/2021  86 FR 64463   
Notice Inviting Post-Technical Conference Comments  11/24/2021  86 FR 67040   
NPRM  05/04/2022  87 FR 26504   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/18/2022 
Reply Comment Period End  08/17/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Noah Lichtenstein
Technical Information, Office of Energy Market Regulation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE,
Washington, DC 20426
Phone:202 502-8696

David Borden
Technical Information, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE,
Washington, DC 20426
Phone:202 502-8734

Lina Naik
Legal Information, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE,
Washington, DC 20426
Phone:202 502-8882