Building the Grid of the Future: A Discussion of Transmission Reform

Power lines receding into the distance connecting to a transmission tower shortly after sunrise; a blue sky with a few clouds; green grass; the black silhouette of a leafless tree.
  • Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Online Event

The Fed­er­al Ener­gy Reg­u­la­to­ry Com­mis­sion (FERC) is seek­ing com­ments on a mas­sive over­haul of its approach to the trans­mis­sion grid. Trans­mis­sion build­out is going to be impor­tant for bring­ing renew­able ener­gy to pop­u­la­tion cen­ters and achiev­ing clean ener­gy goals, but many details about how we can con­struct trans­mis­sion in a cost-effec­tive, equi­table man­ner that plans for the resources of tomor­row must be worked out. The State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Cen­ter host­ed a dis­cus­sion of FERC’s recent advanced notice of pro­posed rule­mak­ing, Build­ing for the Future Through Elec­tric Region­al Trans­mis­sion Plan­ning and Cost Allo­ca­tion and Gen­er­a­tor Inter­con­nec­tion. This webi­nar fea­tured an overview of FERC’s pro­pos­al from Liz Saler­no, the Lead for Trans­mis­sion and Tech­nol­o­gy Ini­tia­tives for Chair­man Glick, fol­lowed by a pan­el dis­cus­sion about how the pro­ceed­ing relates to state clean ener­gy goals, cus­tomer costs, envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, and more. This event was cov­ered in RTO Insider.


Alexandra Klass

Alexan­dra Klass

Dis­tin­guished McK­night Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta Law School

Jennifer Murphy

Jen­nifer Murphy

Direc­tor of Ener­gy Pol­i­cy and Senior Coun­sel, Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Reg­u­la­to­ry Util­i­ty Commissioners

Liz Salerno

Liz Saler­no

Lead, Trans­mis­sion and Tech­nol­o­gy Ini­tia­tives for Chair­man Glick, FERC

Noah Shaw

Noah Shaw

Part­ner, Foley Hoag LLP

Gabe Tabak

Gabe Tabak

Gabe Tabak is Coun­sel at Amer­i­can Clean Pow­er Association


Katharine Mapes

Katharine Mapes

Part­ner, Spiegel & McDi­armid LLP