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Transmission Line Siting Compact


The Energy Act of 2005 granted states advance congressional consent to create regional interstate compacts governing the siting of interstate transmission lines. Several attempts—notably in the central Midwest and the Pacific Northwest—have been made to create multi-state consensus around the issue and drive toward an interstate compact; to date no such agreements have been adopted on a wide basis.
Status: The first advisory group meeting convened July 29-30, 2010. A white paper detailing the scope of the problem has been finalized and circulated to advisory group for review; additional targeted stakeholder outreach is ongoing. A second advisory committee meeting is schedule for March 2011.

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