The Department of Energy will host three webinars in August 2012 to present the preliminary findings of the 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study and to receive input and suggestions from state officials, industry representatives, and other stakeholders. Two of the webinars will be designed to discuss with state officials the initial findings of the DOE 2012 congestion analysis. The third webinar will be for industry representatives and other interested parties, although stakeholders may dial into any of the three meetings.
The webinars will be held on:
- Tuesday, August 7, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET (state focus)
- Thursday, August 16, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET (industry and others)
- Tuesday, August 21, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET (state focus)
Those wishing to participate in these webinars should register in advance. The webinars will be recorded and posted on http://energy.gov/oe/congestion-study-2012. After the webinars, DOE will release a draft of the study for public comment. DOE will publish a final version of the study after reviewing and considering comments on the draft.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) requires the Department of Energy to complete a National Electric Transmission Congestion Study every three years. Previous studies were released in 2006 and 2009.