AAI Comments on FERC’s Electricity Transmission Planning Policy

The AAI filed comments today in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s proceeding involving transmission planning policy. The AAI comments address competitive issues involving transmission planning in wholesale electricity markets, including the importance of more tightly linking the goals of transmission planning and wholesale competition, tradeoffs between technical coordination and anticompetitive coordination, and the importance of considering standard-setting and market structure issues relating to demand-response and Smart Grid technologies.