Event: DOE Workshop on Electric Transmission Development & Siting Issues

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

Agenda. Registration. Limited travel stipends available to commissioners and commission staff by contacting NARUC at rafts@naruc.org.

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?

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