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Was the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 1000 necessary?
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 890 was sufficient and did not need to be reformed by Order 1000.
Order 890 left it to the transmission providers which investments identified in a transmission plan. This allowed for more flexibility.
Order 1000 improves
cost allocation methods
by requiring every public utility transmission provider to participate in the process.
Inadequate transmission planning and cost allocation processes have impeded the development of transmission infrastructure.
Order 1000 improves coordination between neighboring transmission planning regions.
Do we need nuclear power for sustainable energy production?
Is it appropriate for the EPA to declare biomass to be carbon neutral?
Should nuclear energy replace fossil fuels?