FERC Order 890
Order No. 8901 requires all transmission providers to amend their existing proforma Open Access Transmission Tariffs (OATT) to either implement a new coordinated, and open transmission planning process “that complies with the planning principles andother requirements in the Final Rule”2 or describe how its existing coordinated regional planning process including tariff language is consistent with or superior to the requirements of the Final Rule. Order No. 890 requires transmission providers to post on their OASIS or websites a strawman proposal for compliance with the nine principlesadopted in the Final Rule.3 Maine Public Service Company (MPS) has prepared the following planning strawman in accordance with the requirements of Order No. 890. We first outline the MPS system characteristics and planning history, then discuss the nine principles in relation to MPS.