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DOE Plans Process for Designating National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors

On May 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of intent to establish a process for designating “route-specific” National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (commonly referred to as “NIETCs,” pronounced \NIT-sees\)—setting in motion an anticipated shift in the balance of transmission permitting authority between the federal and state governments.

As we’ve previously noted, DOE has statutory authority to designate transmission-constrained or congested geographic areas,… More