Federal Agencies Tell FERC Transmission Competition Is “The Best Way” to Ensure Grid Reliability, Affordability, and Innovation

Electric transmission policy must encourage competition, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a joint public comment, aligning with comments filed by EPSA. The agencies advise against reinstating the Right-of-First-Refusal (ROFR) policy on the grounds that it would be detrimental to grid reliability and affordability.