Thursday, November 15, 2018
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22203
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. eastern
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, DOE is holding a public workshop to solicit input relevant to its next electric transmission congestion study, and more generally to foster dialogue on key issues affecting today’s electric transmission systems. A key purpose of the workshop will be to hear diverse perspectives and points of view. DOE has no expectation that the dialogue will lead to a consensus on the topics discussed. Persons who wish to attend or make presentations at the workshop are requested to respond to this notice in the manner shown below. A written summary of the discussion at the workshop will be prepared and made public some weeks after the meeting.
DOE will open the workshop with a review of trends and findings drawn from the past several editions of its Annual Transmission Data Review. The workshop will then turn to three panel discussions, each followed by Q&A with the panelists and the other attendees. Panel topics include:
- Panel I: Are there unmet needs for additional long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines?
- Panel II: Challenges to building transmission facilities where and when needed: Permitting/siting issues
- Panel III: Are existing remedies adequate?