MISO and SPP hold order 1000 interregional planning and cost allocation session

On April 12, 2012, MISO will help facilitate a joint inaugural stakeholder workshop in Oklahoma City with Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and other regional neighbors.

The meeting is designed to begin coordinated discussion of approaches to interregional planning and cost allocation methods to comply with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order 1000.

Order 1000 seeks to ensure more efficient and cost-effective regional planning and interregional coordination among all customers in the region, a major step forward in advancing electric transmission planning.

FERC set a deadline of April 2013 for compliance with the order.

“This meeting of regional stakeholders is a key next step in the evolution of inter-regional cooperation,” said Clair Moeller, MISO’s Vice President of Transmission Asset Management. “MISO believes that appropriate interregional planning and cost allocation will provide significant long-term value to customers throughout the region.”

The interregional planning meeting will feature representatives from regulatory agencies, MISO, SPP and neighboring entities.

“Our Oklahoma City session will be only the first of a number of joint meetings with stakeholders. It is an important step toward compliance and we would like to hear stakeholder feedback early and often throughout the process,” said Moeller.

The meeting will include stakeholder discussion around transmission planning and cost allocation principles. The meeting will be held on April 12, 2012, at the Renaissance Oklahoma City from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT.