Rob Gramlich

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Overheard at the Energy Bar Association’s 2024 Annual Meeting
The ongoing turnover of the generation fleet to cleaner resources, the recent return of demand growth and the need to stitch all that together with transmission expansion all came up at the Energy Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. 
Ameren
FERC Observers, Stakeholders Lay out What is at Stake with Tx Rule Looming
FERC is set to vote on its long-awaited proposed rule on transmission planning and cost allocation for regional lines at a special open meeting May 13.
Michels Corporation
FERC Watchers Weigh in as Transmission Rule Approaches Finish Line
FERC appears to be nearing completion on its transmission planning rulemaking, with cost allocation rules and the federal ROFR among the issues at stake.
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FERC Gets Growing Calls to Finish Transmission Rule in 2024
A growing chorus of stakeholders is hoping to see a final transmission planning rule from FERC sometime in the New Year, with a set of letters sent to the commission.
NREL
Will DOE’s Transmission Needs Study Spur New Regional, Interregional Lines?
The study is intended to identify pressing transmission needs without offering specific solutions or taking into account federal and some state regulations.
DOE
DOE to Sign up as Off-taker for 3 Transmission Projects
The Department of Energy will put $1.3 billion into becoming the anchor off-taker for three interstate transmission projects totaling 3.5 GW of new transmission capacity.
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Transmission Spending Should be ‘Like Going to Costco’
Developing transmission in the West should involve a long-term, comprehensive plan instead of a localized piecemeal approach, speakers agreed at a Western States Transmission Initiative webinar.
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Future of Grid Planning Debated at Infocast Transmission Summit
The industry must improve planning to account for changing resources and new load patterns, said experts at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit.
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DOE Rolls out New Process for Designating Key Transmission Corridors
DOE wants to accelerate transmission projects under development by designating their proposed routes as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
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Republicans Opening Offer on Permitting is Missing Electric Tx
House Republicans are moving the first energy permitting bill through Congress, but it lacks any provisions around electric transmission.

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