Proceedings of the March 29, 2006 Conference for the 2006 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study

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A public technical conference on the 2006 congestion study and criteria for designating National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs) was held on March 29, 2006. The chief purpose of this conference was to discuss key issues raised by commenters' responses to the notice of inquiry concerning the criteria proposed for the evaluation of geographic areas for designation as NIETCs.

The final agenda, conference transcript, attendees lists, and comments are available below.

The conference included three sessions and closing remarks:

  • Session 1: Welcome and opening statements by U.S. Department of Energy
  • Session 2: How can the designation of transmission constraint areas and national corridors add value to existing planning and siting processes?
  • Session 3: How should criteria be applied in the identification of constraint areas and the designation of national corridors?
  • Summary, Next Steps, and Closing Remarks (see the full conference transcript, below)