NEWS & RESOURCES
NEWS & RESOURCES
Electricity Price Inflation Soars to 14.3%, Despite Decline in Overall Inflation Rate
January 12, 2023
Consumers Welcome Appointment of Willie Phillips as Acting FERC Chair
January 4, 2023
The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition welcomed the appointment of Commissioner Willie Phillips to the position of Acting Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Consumers Urge FERC to Back Electricity Transmission Competition, Consistent with FTC and DOJ Support
December 13, 2022
The most recent batch of inflation data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed sustained long-run electricity price inflation for consumers, continuing the trend of soaring costs this year.
Interregional Electric Transmission Projects Must be Competitively Bid
December 6, 2022
In response to the FERC workshop on Interregional Transfer Capability Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation Requirements, Paul Cicio, Chair of the Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition, released the following statement.
Consumers Urge Biden to Back Electricity Transmission Competition, Consistent with FTC and DOJ Support
November 14, 2022
The ETCC has sent a letter urging President Biden to back electricity transmission competition in the fight against inflation, consistent with the support from the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.
Competitive Electricity Transmission Bidding Process Saves New Jersey Ratepayers Billions of Dollars
November 1, 2022
New Jersey has embarked on the largest-ever competitive bidding process for a transmission project in the country, which will help facilitate the provision of electricity from offshore wind facilities to households and businesses—saving ratepayers billions of dollars.
Competitive Electricity Transmission Bidding Process Saves Maine Consumers Over $1 Billion
October 26, 2022
The Maine Public Utilities Commission unveiled two new electricity transmission projects that will make significant investments in renewable energy while saving consumers over one billion dollars – thanks to a competitive bidding process.
ETCC: FERC Must Support Electricity Transmission Competition to Fight Electricity Price Inflation
October 13, 2022
Electricity price inflation continues to outpace overall CPI increases, placing serious financial strain on homeowners and businesses. FERC must embrace electricity transmission competition if it wants to fulfill its mandate of providing affordable electricity to Americans
ICYMI: EnergyWire – Lawmakers Tell FERC to Scrap Anti-Competitive Grid Plan
October 11, 2022
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) urged the commissioners to back electricity transmission competition warning of rising prices for consumers if a right of first refusal were reinstated.
Senators Heinrich and Lee Urge FERC to Embrace Electricity Transmission Competition
October 5, 2022
In a letter to the Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Michael Lee (R-UT) urged the regulator’s five commissioners to embrace electricity transmission competition and abandon the right of first refusal (ROFR) proposals.
FERC Does Not Have the Record to Support Their Anti-Transmission Competition NOPR
September 19, 2022
The ETCC filed reply comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) calling on the Commission to to abandon its proposals to establish new federal Rights of First Refusal for jointly-owned facilities and right-sizing, reject calls for more expansive ROFRs, and firmly and unquestionably embrace competition.
ETCC: Fifth Circuit Holds Right of First Refusal Laws Violate Dormant Commerce Clause in Victory for Consumers
August 31, 2022
Paul Cicio, Chair of the Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on the constitutionality of right of first refusal laws in Texas.
ICYMI: U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Urge FERC to Preserve Robust Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets
August 18, 2022
In a joint comment submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) on transmission planning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urged FERC not to restore a right of first refusal (ROFR).
ETCC: FERC Cannot Provide Just and Reasonable Electricity Rates Without Robust Transmission Competition
August 17, 2022
The ETCC has called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to require transmission competition for projects that are 100 kV or larger, and fulfill its mandate to provide affordable and reliable energy to households and businesses.
ETCC Responds to Report by Incumbent Monopoly Utilities
August 16, 2022
The ETCC released a statement in response to a new, misleading report being touted by incumbent monopoly utilities, which makes false claims about the transmission competition and – by its own admission – uses data with limited transparency.
ETCC: In Response to Electricity Price Inflation Increase of 15.2%, FERC Must Support Electricity Transmission Competition to Lower Consumer Costs
August 10, 2022
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July measured annualized electricity services inflation at 15.2%, an increase of 1.6% over the month of June, outpacing overall CPI. Even as energy commodity prices drop, the savings are not being passed on to consumers.
ETCC Urges Secretary Granholm to Support Electricity Transmission Competition to Fight Inflation
August 2, 2022
The ETCC has sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm urging her to support electricity transmission competition to fight inflation. In addition to the Inflation Reduction Act, FERC has an opportunity to reduce electricity price inflation
ETCC: In Response to Electricity Price Inflation Increase of 13.7%, FERC Chairman Glick Must Support Electricity Transmission Competition to Lower Consumer Costs
July 13, 2022
The Consumer Price Index for June measured annualized electricity services inflation at 13.7%, an increase of 1.7% over the month of May. In response, the ETCC calls on FERC to embrace electricity transmission competition.
Statement from ETCC Chair Paul Cicio on NYISO’s New, Competitively Bid Empire State Line Project
July 12, 2022
Statement from Paul Cicio, Chair of the ETCC, on the July 11 commissioning of NextEra Energy Transmission’s Empire State Transmission Line.
Consumers Urge Congress to Fight Electricity Price Inflation by Supporting Electricity Transmission Competition in FERC Transmission NOPR
June 23, 2022
The ETCC sent letters to the Chairman and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Finance, calling on them to embrace electricity transmission competition.
Press Release: ETCC: Electricity Consumer Price Index Increases 12%, Confirms that FERC Chairman Glick Should Embrace, Not Oppose Electricity Transmission Competition
June 10, 2022
The ETCC calls on FERC and Chairman Glick to embrace competition as the CPI for May measured electricity services at 12%, outpacing overall CPI.
Press Release: Latest MISO Transmission Proposal Could Make Electricity Price Inflation Even Worse
May 26, 2022
The ETCC condemns MISO’s new proposal for a multi-state transmission project that is not subject to competition, missing out on billions in savings.
Press Release: Consumers Urge Senator Lankford to Follow the Example of Oklahoma on Transmission Competition
May 23, 2022
The ETCC urges Oklahoma Senator James Lankford to support policies that promote competition in electricity transmission nationally.
Press Release: West Virginia Consumer and Business Groups Join ETCC to Urge Senator Manchin to Support Transmission Competition
May 12, 2022
The West Virginia Manufacturing Association and the West Virginia Energy Users Group joined the ETCC in calling on Senator Joe Manchin to support electricity transmission.
Press Release: Consumers Urge Congress to Support Competition to Combat Inflation and Reduce Consumer Costs
May 9, 2022
The ETCC has sent letters to the Chairman and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committees, calling on them to embrace electricity transmission competition.
Press Release: Consumers Say FERC’s Proposed Rule Abandons Electricity Transmission Competition
April 27, 2022
Statement from ETCC Chair Paul Cicio on FERC’s Proposed Rule which abandons electricity transmission competition and supports monopoly incumbent electric utilities.
Press Release: ETCC Statement on FERC Meeting on Transmission Reform
April 21, 2022
Statement from ETCC Chair Paul Cicio on FERC meeting on transmission reform.
Press Release: ETCC Urges DOE Secretary to Champion Competition
April 19, 2022
ETCC urges Secretary Jennifer Granholm to champion electricity transmission competition.
Press Release: Defeat of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 892
March 10, 2022
ETCC applauds defeat of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 892 which would have prevented electricity transmission project competition and led to higher electricity prices.
Press Release: Minnesota Anti-Competitive Law
Press Release: ETCC Urges FERC to Support Competition
ETCC urges FERC to support competition on electricity transmission projects to reduce costs to ratepayers.