Part of Building a Better Grid Initiative, DOE is launching the Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP) and seeks your input. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) establishes a new $2.5B revolving fund that will help build out new interregional transmission lines across the country. This program will provide Federal support to overcome the financial hurdles in developing large-scale new transmission lines and upgrading  existing transmission lines, as well as the connection of microgrids in select States and U.S. territories.

On May 26 from 1-2 PM ET, DOE hosted a webinar to review the recently released Notice of Intent and Request for Information which seeks feedback on the proposed implementation approach, specifically for applicants seeking capacity contracts.

Questions?

Please contact TransmissionFacilitation@hq.doe.gov

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On May 26 from 1-2 PM ET, DOE hosted a webinar to review the recently released Transmission Facilitation Notice of Intent and Request for Information.
Courtesy of the Department of Energy

Agenda

Welcome and Housekeeping

  • Meredith Braselman, ICF Next

 

Overview of the Transmission Facilitation Program Request for Information

  • Michelle Manary, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Energy Resilience Division
  • Bill Magness, Senior Consultant

Q&A

Closing

Speakers

Headshot of Michelle Manary
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity

Michelle Manary

Michelle L. Manary is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Energy Resilience Division in the Office of Electricity (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Ms. Manary will help lead DOE's division focused on national transmission infrastructure policy issues in support of national clean energy objectives. Before joining OE, Manary served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Bonneville Power Administration, having held the position since September 2018.

Bill Magness

Senior Consultant, U.S. Department of Energy

Bill Magness

Bill Magness is a senior consultant working with the U.S. Department of Energy since 2021. Bill has worked in the telecommunications and electric utility industries for thirty years.  He has served as an attorney and executive in the public and private sectors, including work with the United States Department of Justice and the Public Utility Commission of Texas. For five years, Bill was President and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), where he also served as General Counsel.