Archived Filings & Orders

WIRES Filings and Testimony

Date Document Title
March 2016 WIRES Comments on DOE NOPR
October 2013 WIRES Comments on DOE RFI
September 29, 2010 WIRES Comments Support FERC’s Evolving Views on Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation
Related: WIRES Comments Filed with FERC, September 29th, 2010
June 17, 2010 WIRES Lauds FERC’s Rulemaking on Regional Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation
November 2009 WIRES Comments on FERC Staff’s Inquiry Into Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Under FERC Order 890
April 17, 2009 WIRES Letter to Carol Browner Outlines Priorities and Perspectives Regarding Legislative Agenda
See also: Browner Urged by WIRES to Push ‘Sensible’ Grid Reform published in Megawatt Daily (April 22, 2009). Reposted with permission, Platts, The McGraw-Hill Companies.
February 25, 2009 Statement by James Hoecker, Counsel to WIRES, at House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing on Smart Grid
December 2008 Comments Filed by WIRES on the 2009 Congestion Study Which May Precede More Corridor Designations
October 14, 2008 Statement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of Joseph L. Welch, Chairman, President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.
Statement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of Paul D. McCoy, President, Trans-Elect Development Company
July 31, 2008 James J. Hoecker Testimony before U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
June 17, 2008 Senate Energy & Natural Resources Questions to Will Kaul, Great River Energy
See also: William Kaul before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee
July 6, 2007 WIRES Comments on D.O.E. National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors
September 6, 2007 FERC Approves ITCTransmission, METC, LLC and MISO Request to Repay Generators for Network Connections
February 22, 2007 WIRES Motion to Intervene and Comments of WIRES at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Support of Proposed Declaratory Order for the California Independent System Operator Corporation Docket No. EL07-33-000
April 2007 Transmission Delivers Clean Energy – WIRES and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

FERC Updates

Date Document Title
April 8, 2011 FERC Order 717-D in Docket No. RM07-1-003, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers
March 23, 2010 Chairman Jon Wellinghoff says FERC “will consider” rulemaking on transmission cost allocation (Testimony before Energy & Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee)
July 2009 FERC Adopts Policy for Development of Smart Grid
May 2009 FERC Approves Funding Plan For Major International Transmission Project Llinking Hydro-Quebec with ISO New England
February 2009 FERC Signals New Flexibility For Merchant Transmission Projects In Approval of Rates for Chinook Power Transmission, LLC and Zephyr Power Transmission, LLC, Docket Nos: ER09-432-000, ER09-433-000)
February 18, 2009 Federal Appeals Court Reverses FERC Interpretation Of Backstop Role in Siting; ruling in case of Piedmont Environmental Council v. FERC, No. 07-1651, slip op. (4th Cir.)


Other Updates

Date Document Title
January 4, 2010 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) file comments expressing general support WIRES call for aggressive FERC action on cost allocation principles to speed grid development
December 18, 2009 Comments of Peter Fox-Penner, Johannes Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou (Brattle Group)