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Notice of PC's Open Stakeholder Meeting and Request for Written Comments

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Dear Stakeholders:
The objective of the FRCC Regional Transmission Planning Process (“RTPP”) is to ensure coordination of the transmission planning activities within the FRCC Region in order to provide for the development of a reliable, cost effective and efficient transmission network in the FRCC Region. The entire RTPP is available on the FRCC’s website at:  
This Notice is to inform stakeholders of the next opportunity to participate in the 2017-2018 FRCC Biennial Transmission Planning Process (“BTPP”) cycle, which is part of the RTPP.
Stakeholders are invited to participate in person or via a WebEx/conference call, to get an update on the FRCC Board actions, at the February 22nd meeting, and to provide feedback to the PC on future BTPP cycle potential improvement opportunities.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
An agenda will be provided prior to the meeting. WebEx dial-in information is below.
Request for Written Comments and Feedback:
The PC is also requesting written feedback from PC members, stakeholders and other interested parties on the 2017-2018 FRCC BTPP cycle for use in a “lessons learned” forum.  Please identify any process improvement opportunities or other clarifying suggestions for consideration by the PC so that they may be incorporated into a process improvement initiative that is being developed at the request of the FRCC Board.  Please submit written comments to regionalprojects@frcc.com by March 30, 2018.
While all comments will be considered, we are seeking some directed feedback on the following topics:
·       Proactive Planning process (BTPP Section 7.2.1)
o   Please provide feedback on whether and how the ten-year site plans of all entities that are filed in April of the odd number BTPP year should be considered.     
·       Step 1 (Review of CEERTS Project Submittals)
o   Please provide feedback on whether, and how, to address changes in the Regional Transmission Plan during the BTPP cycle
o   Please provide feedback on the threshold criteria for CEERTS projects
o   Please provide feedback on “displaceability” and “local area” vs. “regional” projects in the Regional Transmission Plan.
o   Please provide feedback on how “regional needs” are defined.
·       Step 3 (technical analysis)
o   Please provide feedback on the process and consultant selected to perform the Step 3 analysis (technical simulation work and report drafting).
o   Please provide feedback on potentially improving the consultant selection process
o   Please provide feedback on the process by which a consultant is provided analysis background information while maintaining the consultant’s “independence.”
o   Please provide feedback on the process by which an independent consultant determines whether CEERTS projects are “equal to or superior to” avoided projects in the Regional Transmission Plan or identifies the regional plan projects that “would be affected or avoided” by proposed CEERTS projects.
·       Regional Transmission Plan changes
o   Please provide feedback on whether and how to handle changes in the Regional Transmission Plan during the BTPP cycle.  
·       Treatment of project cost information. 
o   Please provide feedback on how relevant project (CEERTS and potentially avoided/affected) cost information is to be treated in the BTPP analysis during Steps 3 and 4. 
·       Overall communication, openness, and transparency of the process.
 
And again, please submit written comments to regionalprojects@frcc.com by March 30, 2018.
 
 
 WebEx Information:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
9:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr
 
Meeting number (access code): 634154589
 
Meeting password: Pc2018!
 
 
Join by phone
1-877-668-4490 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-408-792-6300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
 
2017-2018 BTPP Lessons Learned Comment Form.docx2017-2018 BTPP Lessons Learned Comment Form.docx

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