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Department of Energy Extends Transmission Corridor Request for Information Deadline

The Department of Energy has extended the deadline for a request for information related to the designation of national electric transmission corridors.

On May 9, the Grid Deployment Office (GDO) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Request for Information (RFI) to inform the designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs).

The response deadline for the request for information has been extended to July 31, 2023.

NIETCs are geographic areas where electricity limitations, congestion, or capacity constraints are adversely affecting electricity consumers and communities.

In the NOI, DOE provides further information on its anticipated approach to designating NIETCs. The RFI seeks stakeholder feedback to improve the NIETC designation process to more accurately pinpoint areas experiencing the greatest transmission need and with the greatest potential for immediate transmission deployment.

The RFI seeks feedback on final guidelines, procedures, and evaluation criteria for the designation process. Comments can be submitted via Regulations.gov.

All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 31, 2023. Questions about the Notice of Intent and Request for Information can be sent to [email protected].

Slides and the recording of a public webinar held on May 17, 2023, are available.