Compliance Deadlines Approach for Implementing Order No. 890 (Open Access Transmission Service Policies)
By Bill DeGrandis, Kirk Morgan and Eric Pogue
On February 16, 2007, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the “Commission”) issued its final rule (“Order No. 890”) with respect to changes to its Open Access Transmission Rules that it had previously issued as part of Order Nos. 888 and 889. This is the first major revamping of the Commission’s Open Access Policies and pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff in almost ten years. In an effort to increase transparency and eliminate barriers to the grid, the Commission has proposed substantive changes in areas of calculation and reporting of Available Transfer Capability.