It’s one thing to offer incentives for grid construction. But it’s something else to provide those incentives once the risks are mitigated, NRECA said.
NRECA has asked federal regulators to rethink policies on incentives for new transmission.
The association told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it does not oppose grid construction incentives, provided “there are clear benefits [that] would not have resulted but for the incentives.”
However, it asserted, “A project should never be granted a higher return on the basis that it is ‘more risky’ if the increased risk has already been … shifted to customers.”
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