NERC releases Interregional Transfer Capability Study resources
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has launched a new webpage with information on the Interregional Transfer Capability Study (ITCS). This page will also be home to additional resources to highlight progress on the project, which the ERO Enterprise is conducting in response to a directive in the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. The act requires NERC, in consultation with the Regional Entities and transmitting utilities across transmission planning regions with interconnected facilities, to conduct a study to examine the total current transfer capabilities between neighboring transmission planning regions.
The ITCS will also evaluate additions to transfer capability that could strengthen grid reliability, and will provide recommendations on how to best meet and maintain total transfer capability. The ITCS will be submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in December 2024, and FERC will then provide a report on it to Congress, with recommendations for any legislative action. NERC’s ITCS page has information on the ITCS team and advisory group, and detailed information on the phases and technical scope of the project.
Click here to visit the ITCS webpage located on the NERC site.