November 13, 2015 Posting

ATC Economic Planning Update

In open stakeholder meetings on February 16 and April 15, 2015, ATC collected input on study assumptions and the project list for analysis. ATC finalized these assumptions and the project list and posted this information on May 13, 2015.

Since then ATC has continued to refine its study models, develop analytical models, and study the projects listed. At this point, ATC is in the process of finalizing the analysis and will be able to discuss results in an open stakeholder meeting towards the beginning of 2016. The exact date will be announced at a later time and meeting materials will be posted to the Economic Planning page of the ATC 10-Year Assessment website.

Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning at dburmester@atcllc.com.

ATC 10-Year Assessment Update

ATC is preparing its study design for the 2016 10-Year Assessment. We are very interested in stakeholder input for this effort and would appreciate your review and comments on the following two presentations.

2015 10-Year Assessment Summary

2016 10-Year Assessment Study Design

We will use your input to help guide our 2016 study design for the 10-Year Assessment. We will coordinate an open stakeholder meeting toward the beginning of 2016 with the Economic Planning update to review these presentations and feedback we’ve received.

As part of the 2015 10-Year Assessment, no new public policy requirements were brought to the attention of ATC. For the 2016 10-Year Assessment, ATC will review Public Policy Requirements* of which it is aware and solicit information from stakeholders including federal, state, and local regulators regarding needs driven by Public Policy Requirements and potential Transmission Facilities to address those needs. ATC requests that stakeholders provide ATC with information regarding needs driven by Public Policy Requirements or potential Transmission Facilities to address those needs.

*As set forth in the MISO Tariff Attachment FF-ATCLLC, “Public Policy Requirements” means “enacted statues (i.e., passed by the legislature and signed by the executive) and regulations promulgated by a relevant jurisdiction, whether within a state or a the federal level, including duly enacted laws or regulations passed by a local governmental entity, such as a municipal or county government.”

Any comments or inquiries related to the 2016 10-Year Assessment Study Design or 2015 10-Year Assessment Summary can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com