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In May 2015, ISO New England began implementing changes to the regional and interregional transmission planning process to comply with the directives in Order No. 1000 from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The order establishes new electric transmission planning and cost allocation requirements for public utility transmission providers across the country.
While the order preserves both proposed and planned projects on the ISO’s Regional System Plan project list as of May 18, 2015, material changes will be made to the ISO’s planning process going forward, including soliciting sealed proposals for reliability projects that have at least a three-year planning need and conducting Requests for Proposals when federal, state, and local public policies create the need for additional transmission.
The Order No. 1000 project is just one of several key projects at the ISO, which continuously undertakes a variety of short- and long-term projects to enhance the region's competitive wholesale electricity markets and ensure reliable operation of the power grid.