Office of Electricity

FERC Proposal for Delegation of DOE Authority

September 9, 2011

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Proposed Siting Delegation to FERC

The Department of Energy is considering whether to delegate to FERC its authorities related to the conduct of congestion studies and the designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors. The rationale for this delegation, as seen by FERC, is presented in two documents prepared by FERC staff, Transmission Siting Narrative, and Transmission Siting Narrative Outline.  These documents and further information on this issue are posted on the Transmission Congestion Studies website.

To enable the Secretary to make a more informed decision, DOE sought comments from interested persons on the two FERC documents, including the question of whether a delegation should be subject to specific conditions.  Additional information and comments provided to the Department by interested stakeholders will be made available on the Transmission Congestion Studies website.