Statement in Response to FERC’s Approval of the Grid Expansion Rule

​WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERCs reliability assessments have consistently stressed that additional transmission will enhance grid reliability and resilience, serve growing demand for electricity, and help keep pace with technological changes that are driving the energy transformation. By supporting forward-looking transmission planning and addressing certain cost allocation issues, FERCs Grid Expansion Rule targets major factors that have slowed development of much-needed transmission infrastructure. We commend FERC for its leadership in advancing the reliability of North Americas bulk power system.

“With this order, FERC is helping to pave the way for a much-needed investment in our transmission infrastructure, which will be essential for industry to be able to improve reliability, build resilience to extreme events, and add necessary generation resources to meet North Americas electricity needs into the future.​ – NERC President and CEO Jim Robb​

Posted On: 05/13/2024