Docket No. AD22-8-000

The purpose of this conference is to explore measures to ensure sufficient transparency into and cost effectiveness of local and regional transmission planning decisions, including: (1) the role of cost management measures in ensuring the cost-effective identification of local transmission needs (e.g., planning criteria) and solutions to address identified local transmission and regional reliability-related transmission needs; and (2) cost considerations and the processes through which transmission developers recover their costs to ensure just and reasonable transmission rates. Additionally, this conference will also discuss potential approaches to providing enhanced cost management measures and greater transparency and oversight if needed to ensure just and reasonable transmission rates.

Panelists are asked to submit advance materials to provide any information related to their respective panel (e.g., summary statements, reports, whitepapers, studies, or testimonies) that panelists believe should be included in the record of this proceeding by September 16, 2022. Panelists should file all advance materials in the AD22-8-000 docket.

An additional supplemental notice will be issued following the technical conference with the opportunity for interested parties to submit post-technical conference comments.

The technical conference will be open to the public and there is no fee for attendance.  An additional supplemental notice will be issued with further details regarding the technical conference agenda and logistics, as well as any changes in timing.  Information will also be posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission’s website,, prior to the event. 

All interested persons are invited to file post-technical conference comments on issues raised during the conference that they believe would benefit from further discussion.  In particular, parties are invited to provide comments on the questions listed below.[1]  Commenters need not respond to all topics or questions asked, and they are not limited to the topics or questions posed.

Commenters may reference material previously filed in this docket, including the technical conference transcript, but are encouraged to avoid repetition or replication of previous material.  In addition, commenters are encouraged, when possible, to provide examples and quantitative data in support of their answers.  Comments must be submitted on or before 90 days from the date of this notice.

Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet.[2]  Instructions are available on the Commission’s website  For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.  Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed.  To paper-file, submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to:  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.  Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to:  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852.

For more information about this Notice, please contact:

John Riehl (Technical Information)
Office of Energy Market Regulation
(202) 502-6026        

[1] Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference, Docket No. AD22-8-000 (Oct. 4, 2022).

[2] See 18 C.F.R. § 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) (2021).


Event Details

Date and Time
  • Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 (9:00 AM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT)
  • 888 First Street NE,
    Washington, DC 20002.
Point of Contact

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