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Western Grid Group releases transition plan to clean energy

The Clean Energy Vision Project charts a sustained, orderly transition from coal and gas to more jobs, better health and true energy security. These four documents outline what policies and investments are needed as well as the how a modernized grid will operate.

Request for Rehearing of Order 764 submitted by the FERC Project.

Several groups including the Western Grid Group joined the FERC Project in requesting a rehearing of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 764. The document that was filed is linked here.

Collaborative Transmission Planning: California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative

California's RETI collaborative set a high standard for aligning electricity generation and transmission with environmental values. This peer-reviewed article, in the July 2102 issue of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, provides an overview of the rationale for both stakeholder involvement in transmission planning and for zone development of renewables.

Renewing Arizona: Transition from Coal to Clean

The Arizona Capitol Times published Amanda Ormand's opinion piece: Renewing Arizona: Transition from Coal to Clean. Published February 26, 2012 (posted on the Times' site on February 27, 2012). Ormond is a Western Grid Group Director and a board member of the Southwest Renewable Energy Institute.

Letter to Senator Ron Wyden

Dear Senator Wyden, We write to urge you to reconsider your proposal to amend the Federal Power Act through the Electric Transmission Customer Protection Act. Our experience as public utility commissioners tells us this proposal will undermine and delay delivery of low cost, more secure and sustainable power to consumers.

WGG NOPR Comments, 9-25-10

WGG Comments on FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation September 25, 2010 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Docket No. RM10-23-000 Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities COMMENTS OF WESTERN GRID GROUP Western Grid Group (“WGG”) hereby respectfully submits the following comments on the...