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Statement: Dream.Org Commends FERC on Passage of Regional Transmission Planning Rule

May 13, 2024

This morning, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced a new Grid Expansion Rule that provides updated guidance for regional long-term transmission planning. The rule requires transmission providers to develop 20-year plans for regional transmission projects and determine how to pay for those projects. As a result, the electric grid will be equipped to keep up with increased demand, extreme weather, and dilapidated infrastructure. 

In response to the passage of this rule, Dream.Org Green For All Policy Director Kyle Kammien issued the following statement: 

Dream.Org is eager for regional transmission providers and states to come together to modernize the electric grid. With early and intentional planning, we can transform our nation’s outdated energy grid to provide reliable, affordable energy that meets growing demand while increasing resilience for the future.”

“We look forward to FERC’s equitable implementation of this rule. Meaningfully engaging environmental justice and tribal communities early on in regional transmission planning will be critical for the long-term success of these projects. States and transmission providers must also work together to ensure costs are fairly distributed across energy consumers.”

“The green transition should create economic and environmental benefits for all, not just for some. We applaud FERC for issuing this rule that will ultimately expand access to clean, affordable energy while creating opportunities for collaboration across red, blue, and purple states. Everyone deserves a more efficient, affordable, and resilient energy future.”


At Dream.Org, we bring people together across racial, social, and partisan lines. Through our Justice, Tech, and Green For All programs, we are working towards an America with fewer people behind bars, less pollution, and greater opportunities for underserved communities.

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