Federal Government's Role in Electric Transmission Facility Siting

Federal Government's Role in Electric Transmission Facility Siting

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The location and permitting of electricity transmission lines and facilities have traditionally been the exclusive province of the states, with only limited exceptions. However, the increasing complexity of the interstate transmission grid, as well as widespread power outages in recent history, has resulted in calls for an increased role for the fed. govAit. in transmission siting in an attempt to enhance reliability. This report looks at the history of transmission siting and the reason behind the movement toward an increased fed. role in siting decisions, explains the new fed. role in transmission siting pursuant to The Energy Policy Act of 2005, and discusses legal issues related to this and any potential future expansions of the fed. role. A print on demand report.... one year, a€ when read as a whole, a€œmeans that action has been held back continuously over a period of time (over one year). ... Some of these policymakers advocated further expanding the federal role in order to ease grid congestion, address ... that Congress should grant FERC a€œexclusive and preemptive federal siting for transmission facilities used in interstate ... 74 Wellinghoff highlighted FERCa#39;s expertise in making siting decisions, pointing specifically to FERCa#39;s long- standinganbsp;...

Title:Federal Government's Role in Electric Transmission Facility Siting
Author:Adam Vann
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-02


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