A public technical conference on the 2006 congestion study and criteria for designating National Interest Electric Tranmission Corridors was held on March 29, 2006.
Note: Not all panelists prepared presentations. Available presentations may be viewed below. Please refer to the full conference transcript for the remarks from all panelists.
Session 3: How Should Criteria Be Applied in the Identification of Constraint Areas and the Designation of National Corridors?
Overview of Comments on Criteria and Metrics: Poonum Agrawal, U.S. Department of Energy
- Mary Ellen Paravalos, Director of Regulatory Policy, National Grid
- David Till, Transmission Planning Department Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority
- Michael Heyeck, Vice President, Transmission, American Electric Power
- Kevin Wright, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
- Ed Tatum, Assistant Vice President, Rates & Regulations, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
- Wayne Walker, Director of Project Development, Horizon Wind Energy
- Wayne Snowdon, Vice Chair, Canadian Electricity Association Transmission Council; Vice President, Transmission, NB Power
Facilitated by: Jody Erikson, Keystone Center
Each panelist made a 5-minute presentation responding to one or more of the following questions:
- How broadly (or narrowly) should constraint areas and corridors be defined?
- Should thresholds be established in applying criteria for constraint area and National Corridor designations? If so, what should they be for the eight draft criteria proposed by DOE?
- Should constraint area or National Corridor designations expire after some fixed period? If so, what should the period be?
- How should the designation of constraint areas and National Corridors be coordinated with the planning and siting processes used in Canada, ERCOT, and Mexico?