Currents - Energy Industry Insights, Volume 5, Issue 33

FERC Warned Renewables Planning Can Strand Grid Assets -

"But at a FERC technical conference, others highlighted a potential risk for overbuilding and the cost it could incur for consumers."

Why this is important: It's not just electricity generation facilities that can be built and then not used, becoming stranded assets that ratepayers still have to pay for. The same can happen with electricity transmission projects, such as power lines. The FERC is trying to decide what rules it should have in place for requiring utilities and grid operators to take into account the likelihood that transmission lines could be overbuilt and not needed by the time construction is finished.

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