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Non-Transmission Alternatives, Distributed Energy Resources, and a Multi-Directional Grid

ELR Article

As Welton’s article illuminates, the electric sector is not as organized as it appears. Welton references the recent Supreme Court decision, FERC v. Elec. Power Supply Ass’n, and suggests that the case may provide FERC with not...

Considering Non-Transmission Alternatives

ELR Article

Shelley Welton’s Non-Transmission Alternatives is a timely examination of an important issue in energy and environmental policy: What regulatory and business structures would best enable the Nation to plan, build, and pay for...

Non-Transmission Alternatives

ELR Article

Current transmission planning processes are unlikely to result in selection and implementation of non-transmission solutions, even where they are demonstrably superior. This shortcoming is obviously bad for proponents of distributed...

FERC Order 1000 as a New Tool for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

ELR Article

In July 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 1000, the latest in a series of orders directed at improving federal transmission access, planning, and coordination. Order 1000 requires, for the first time...