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FERC Planning 2020-05-27T17:18:29+00:00

Planning Agreement Parties form Two-Basin Partnership

In 2019, several Ad Hoc Committee member organizations entered into a Planning Agreement that initiated a multi-stakeholder partnership that could become eligible to submit a FERC license application, leverage the collaborative work of the Ad Hoc, and explore terms that will benefit both basins aligned with Ad Hoc two-basin solution objectives.  Learn more about the Partnership at https://www.twobasinsolution.org/

Key Products

Notice of Intent :  An overview and comprehensive work plan

Feasibility Study Report (submitted May 13, 2020)

Feasibility Study Report Presentation to the Ad Hoc Committee (May 14, 2020)

What’s Next

FERC Comment Period for Feasibility Study and Proposed Project Description
May 13, 2020 – The Planning Agreement Parties (Parties) submitted the final feasibility study report and proposed project plan to FERC, initiating a 45-day public comment period. [View press release]

Comments are due to FERC likely around June 28, 2020. Comments must be submitted through FERC’s online system (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp).

FERC Planning Milestones

(Subject to Change)

Mid-Late April Feasibility Study available to Ad Hoc Committee
13-May-20 Parties submitted Feasibility Study and Proposed Project Description to FERC (Initiates 45-day Comment Period)
28-Jun-20 45-day Comment Period Ends
Comments due to FERC on Proposed Project and additional studies
Fall 2020-early 2021 Initial Study Results Summary and Finalize Study Plan with two 30-day Comment Periods (Oct 2020 and Dec 2020)
Jan-Dec 2021 Conduct Studies
14-Apr-22 New Regional Entity files FERC License Application

(Refer to Appendix C in the Parties NOI for a more detailed timeline)