Overcharged: Outdated Rules Are Keeping Low-Cost Renewable Power off the Grid

September 8, 2021

On September 9 at 1pm EDT, Norman Bay, co-chair of the Energy and Commodities Group and head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group in Washington will speak at Overcharged: Outdated Rules Are Keeping Low-Cost Renewable Power off the Grid, hosted by American Council on Renewable Energy.

The event panelists include ACORE, ICF, regulatory officials and industry leaders who will explore how renewable generators continue to get saddled with nearly the entire cost of increasingly expensive yet often broadly beneficial upgrades in the Midwest and Great Plains. As a result, many other low-cost wind and solar projects are not being built.

ICF will present modeling of recent transmission upgrades assigned to new wind and solar projects through the Midcontinent Independent System Operator and Southwest Power Pool generator interconnection (GI) processes. Their modeling finds that if built, many of these upgrades would have delivered significant benefits to the shared grid systems that the beneficiaries would not have paid for.

Norman previously served as Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2009 to 2014, before becoming a Commissioner and Chairman of the Commission.

Register for the event here.