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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 320. Regulations Governing Transfer of Transmission Assets to Regional Transmission Entities

20VAC5-320-40. Planning and Reliability Policies and Practices.

RTE planning and reliability policies and practices shall, at a minimum:

1. Maintain short-term system reliability on an ongoing basis;

2. Identify and facilitate the addition of system enhancements needed to maintain reliability over the long term to promote efficient use of the grid, and to promote the efficient development of competition in the sale of electric energy;

3. Provide assurance that needed transmission facilities are constructed in a timely fashion, including facilities for the interconnection of generating facilities, subject to required regulatory approvals;

4. Provide assurance that connected generation facilities will provide ancillary services necessary for reliable service as a condition of transmission service from the RTE;

5. Serve as an information resource to reliability councils or committees, potential market entrants, consumers, the FERC, and state regulatory commissions;

6. Promote the construction of properly located generation facilities when such facilities represent optimal solutions for maintaining reliability and enhancing competitive markets; and

7. Provide for appropriate interconnection of new or expanded generating facilities, including the timely performance of necessary interconnection or facilities studies in cooperation with utilities.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-579 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. July 19, 2000.

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