Economic planning

ATC utilizes two methods to determine which projects have the potential for economic benefits:

  1. Stakeholder Input and Analyses
  2. Reliability Project Screening

These methods are described below.

Stakeholder Input and Analyses

In March 2008, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 890-A took effect. As part of this order, FERC requires a coordinated, open, and transparent transmission planning process on both a local and regional level. To comply with these requirements, ATC submitted a compliance filing on Order 890-A that provides a timeline of actions to ensure that the economic planning process is both coordinated and open.  ATC has also submitted a compliance filing on Order 1000 that incorporates public policy requirement needs into its economic planning analysis

Annually, ATC will use a process with consistent timelines that combines stakeholder input, historical data, future line flow forecasts, and updated information on the electric system to identify transmission upgrades for economic evaluation.

Each year:

  • During February, we hold an initial stakeholder meeting to review the market congestion summary and potential fixes and to discuss economic study scenarios, drivers, ranges, and assumptions.
  • By March 1, we work with stakeholders to request and prioritize new/other economic studies and recommend study assumptions.
  • By April 15 – we identify preliminary areas of economic study, study assumptions and models and solicit further comments from stakeholders, including soliciting stakeholders for public policy requirements that drive transmission needs.
  • By May 15 – we finalize areas of economic study, study assumptions and models to be used in analysis, including a determination as to why or why not public policy requirements were included in the assumptions.
  • By November 15 – we provide a summary of the results of the economic analyses to our stakeholders.

ATC conducts analyses of the projects identified for study over several months’ time and posts the key results, including the extent to which these savings offset project costs. When the expected benefits of a studied project are high enough to justify its costs, the process of developing it as a formal proposal is begun.

As a result of the 2017 ATC/stakeholder collaborative process, we are performing economic analyses on the following ATC facilities:

Economic Planning Study Areas
  • Forest Junction – Elkhart Lake 138 kV Area
  • Edgewater – Saukville 345 kV Area

Studies will be performed and results shared with stakeholders over the course of the year. In addition, customers and stakeholders who would like to request specific economic studies can do so if they are willing to pay for the studies and are willing to have the results posted publicly.

Reliability Project Screening

Economic analyses were performed on 17 projects from the 2015 10-Year Assessment project list to determine whether those projects were candidates for acceleration or deferral based on economic considerations. Please refer Table EP-1 for the list of projects screened. The list of 17 projects was based primarily on the availability of redispatch and capital costs of the projects; however, lower cost projects specifically identified by the ATC planning department were also included in the study. Generation interconnection and distribution interconnection projects were not eligible for inclusion in this list. Further, capacitor bank projects were not considered since the voltage benefits provided were not captured by the PROMOD software analysis. Finally, projects with in-service dates prior to 2019 were not considered since development of those projects was too far underway to make scheduling changes. As a result of this screening, three projects showed economic savings to ATC customers. The Arcadian to Waukesha 138 kV rebuilds, Portage to Columbia 138 kV reuilds and the West Middleton to Stagecoach 69 kV line rebuilds had savings that helped offset costs, but could not cover them completely. They will continue to be studied further for acceleration.

A similar analysis will be performed in the 2017 10-Year Assessment based upon the 2016 Assessment project list.

Table EP-1

 System AdditionsPlanning Zone
1Loop Presque Isle – Tilden 138 kV line into National and uprate National – Tilden 138 kV line.2
2New Plains – National 138 kV line.2
3Install a second Plains 345/138 kV transformer.2
4Uprate Plains – Arnold 138 kV line.2
5Install a second Spring Green 138/69 kV transformer.3
6Construct Cardinal – Blount 138 kV line.3
7Rebuild West Middleton – Stagecoach 69 kV line.3
8Install a second 138/69 kV transformer at Colley Road.3
9Convert Portage – Columbia 69 kV line to 138 kV.3
10Rebuild Portage – Columbia 138 kV lines.3
11Install 138/69 kV transformer at Custer, and construct Shoto – Custer 138 kV line.4
12Rebuild Highway V – Preble 138 kV line.4
13Uprate DePere – Glory Road 138 kV line.4
14New Thunder substation on Morgan – Plains 345 kV line, and construct Morgan – Plains 138 kV line.4
15Rebuild Aviation – North Fond du Lac 138 kV line.4
16Uprate Oak Creek – Hayes 138 kV line.4
17Reconductor Arcadian – Waukesha 138 kV lines.5
Economically Screened Projects from 2015 TYA Project List

2017 Meetings, Materials and Announcements

June 19, 2017 Updates to ATC 10-Year Assessment Network Project List

As discussed in previous ATC Customer and Stakeholder meetings, ATC is continuing to implement a process to provide a summary list of Network and Asset Renewal project updates. The list found at the link below contains projects with changes compared to the lists ATC published in the 2016 10-Year Assessment. Projects listed may be new, cancelled, changed in scope, or have changed in-service dates. This list is in addition to the updates ATC provided on January 23, 2017, and will be the final update to the 2016 project list. ATC will continue to solicit feedback on this process in the Customer and Stakeholder meetings. If you have any questions regarding the process or the list please contact David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com.

Updates to ATC 10-Year Assessment Network Project List

May 15, 2017 Posting

ATC has reviewed comments and feedback received from our stakeholders and has finalized its Futures Matrix and Project List for our 2016 economic analysis. The following materials provide greater detail regarding ATC’s study assumptions and study areas.

ATC 2017 Economic Planning Study Futures Matrix

ATC 2017 Economic Projects Study Areas

Additionally ATC has requested feedback on Public Policy Requirements that may drive transmission needs.  No feedback was submitted as a part of this study process.  ATC has performed its own inquiry regarding Public Policy Requirements and determined that no additional Public Policy Requirements exist to incorporate into this study.

Questions and comments from the April 27th meeting are being reviews.  Answers and response to questions and concerns are being reviewed and will be posted at a future date.

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2016 analysis.  Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com

April 27, 2017 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on April 27, 2017, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CDT), via web and teleconference. ATC will discuss the 2017 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Solutions and the 2017 ATC Economic Planning study areas and assumptions, as indicated in the agenda. The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

2017 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Solutions

2017 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Network Solutions

2017 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Asset Renewal Solutions

ATC 2017 Economic Planning Study Areas and Assumptions

Please indicate your participation plans to Jeremy Voigt at jvoigt@atcllc.com by April 21.

Any comments or inquiries related to the 2017 10-Year Assessment can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com

Any comments or inquiries about the Economic Planning Study can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com.

 

February 21, 2017 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on February 21, 2017, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CDT), via web and teleconference. ATC will discuss the 2017 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Needs, and kickoff the 2017 ATC Economic Planning study and discuss assumptions and potential study area, as indicated in the agenda.

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

2017 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Needs

2017 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Network Needs

2017 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Asset Renewal Needs

2017 ATC Economic Planning Study Kickoff

Please indicate your participation plans to Jeremy Voigt at jvoigt@atcllc.com by February 17.

 As discussed in the November 2, 2016 ATC Customer and Stakeholder meeting, ATC is implementing a process to provide a summary list of Network and Asset Renewal project updates. The list found at the link below contains projects with changes compared to the lists ATC published in the 2016 10-Year Assessment. Projects listed may be new, cancelled, changed in scope, or have changed in-service dates. If future updates are needed based on the change criteria above, ATC expects to post those updates in the second quarter of 2017. ATC will also be soliciting feedback on this process in the next Customer and Stakeholder meeting, tentatively scheduled for February 21, 2017.

Updates to ATC 10-Year Assessment Network Project List

 On November 2, 2016 ATC held a customer and stakeholder meeting.  The details of the meeting can be seen in the meeting notice below.  ATC received feedback and questions during the meeting.  Below is a link to a pdf that compiles all of the feedback and questions, as well as providing a response or answer.

Compiled Meeting Questions and Comments

Any comments or inquiries related to the 2017 10-Year Assessment can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com

Any comments or inquiries about the Economic Planning Study can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com.

2016 Meetings, Materials and Announcements

November 2, 2016 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on November 2, 2016, scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT), via web and teleconference. ATC will discuss a summary of the 2016 10-Year Assessment, as well as the 2017 10-Year Assessment Study Design.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to participate.

The following materials will be discussed at the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

2016 10-Year Assessment – Summary

2017 10-Year Assessment – Study Design

2016 ATC Economic Planning – Study Results

As part of the 2016 10-Year Assessment, no new public policy requirements were brought to the attention of ATC. For the 2017 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 MISO Tariff Attachment FF-ATCLLC, “Public Policy Requirements” means “enacted statutes (i.e., passed by the legislature and signed by the executive) and regulations promulgated by a relevant jurisdiction, whether within a state or at 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 2017 10-Year Assessment Study Design or 2016 10-Year Assessment Summary can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com

May 26, 2016 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on May 26, 2016, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CDT). This meeting will be hosted at ATC headquarters in Pweaukee and via web and teleconference. Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting.

Meeting Agenda

ATC 2016 Assessment – Preliminary Solutions

ATC 2016 Assessment – Preliminary Network Project List

ATC 2016 Assessment – Preliminary Asset Renewal Project List

Any comments or inquiries can be submitted to David Smith, Manager  – Reliability, at dsmith@atcllc.com.

 

May 20, 2016 Posting

ATC has reviewed comments and feedback received from our stakeholders and has finalized its Futures Matrix and Project List for our 2016 economic analysis. The following materials provide greater detail regarding ATC’s study assumptions and study areas.

ATC 2016 Economic Planning Study Futures Matrix

2016 ATC Economic Projects Study Areas

Additionally ATC has requested feedback on Public Policy Requirements that may drive transmission needs.  No feedback was submitted as a part of this study process.  ATC has performed its own inquiry regarding Public Policy Requirements and determined that no additional Public Policy Requirements exist to incorporate into this study.

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2016 analysis.  Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com

April 19, 2016 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on April 19th 2016, tenatively planned for 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST.  This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and by webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Order 890 and 1000, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2016 ATC Economic Planning Study Assumptions and Areas
  • 2016 ATC 10-Year Assessment Prelminary Needs

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

ATC 2016 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Need

ATC 2016 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Network Needs Table

ATC 2016 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Asset Renewal Needs Table

ATC 2016 Economic Planning Study Futures

2016 Proposed ATC Economic Projects Study Areas

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by April 15th.

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

 

March 31, 2016: Feedback and Questions from Feb 24th Stakeholder Meeting

On February 24th ATC held a stakeholder meeting.  The details of the meeting can be seen in the meeting notice below.  ATC received feedback and questions from a variety of stakeholders.  Below is a link to a pdf that compiles all of the feedback and questions, as well as providing a response or answer.

Compiled Meeting Questions and Comments

MISO and ATC Economic Planning Demand and Energy Growth Rates

For a copy of the Local Distribution Company Load Forecast template please e-mail jvoigt@atcllc.com.

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

Any comments or inquiries related to reliability planning can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Planning, at dsmith@atcllc.com.

February 24, 2016 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on February 24, 2016, starting at 12:30 p.m. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and by webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Order 890 and 1000, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2015 ATC Economic Analysis Results and Next Steps
  • 2016 ATC Economic Planning Study Kickoff

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

ATC 2015 Assessment Summary Presentation

2016 Assessment Preliminary Study Design

ATC MTEP Appendix Data

ATC 2015 Economic Planning Study Results

ATC 2016 Economic Planning Study Kickoff

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by noon on February 19, 2016.

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

2015 Meetings, Materials and Announcements

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

May 13, 2015 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on May 13, 2015. This meeting will be by webcast only.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Orders 890 and 1000, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2015 Economic Planning Study Assumptions and Study Areas

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

2015 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Solutions

2015 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Solutions List

ATC 2015 Economic Planning Study Futures

2015 Proposed ATC Economic Projects Study Areas

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com.

Any comments or inquiries can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, atdburmester@atcllc.com.

April 15, 2015 ATC Economic Planning Update

As a continuation of our 2015 Economic Planning Process, ATC has posted the following files for your review and feedback. ATC is seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding the study information posted below.

2015 Preliminary Futures Matrix

This document details the preliminary drivers and assumptions that ATC is planning to utilize for the 2015 PROMOD development and analysis.

ATC Potential Economic Study Areas

This document details the several potential study areas ATC is considering for economic analysis as part of the 2015 Economic Planning process.

Public Policy Requirements

In addition to potential studies area linked to market congestion, ATC is also seeking feedback in areas where Public Policy Requirements may drive transmission needs. Public Policy Requirements are enacted statutes (i.e., passed by the legislature and signed by the executive) and regulations promulgated by a relevant jurisdiction, whether within a state or at the federal level, including duly enacted laws or regulations passed by a local governmental entity, such as a municipal or county government.  Stakeholders are encouraged to provide ATC with Public Policy Requirements.  ATC utilizes transmission needs driven by Public Policy Requirements in its assumptions when performing economic analysis of study areas.  The transmission needs driven by Public Policy Requirements that will be included in ATC’s finalized assumptions will be posted prior to May 15th.

We look forward to your involvement in this process and appreciate your input and feedback as we proceed with our 2015 TYA and Economic Planning process.  We will continue to work with you and plan to finalize our economic analysis plan and assumptions by May 15, 2015.

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

 

 

February 16, 2015 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on February 16, 2015, starting at 10 a.m. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and by webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Order 890 and 1000, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2014 ATC Economic Analysis Results and Next Steps
  • 2015 ATC Economic Planning Study Kickoff

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

ATC 2014 Economic Study Results

ATC 2014 Year In Review

ATC EIPC Stakeholder Update

2015 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Needs Summary

ATC 2015 Economic Study Kickoff

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by noon on February 12, 2015.

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

2014 Meetings, Materials and Announcements

November 15, 2014: ATC Economic Analysis Update

In open stakeholder meetings on February 26 and April 14, 2014, ATC collected input on study assumptions and the project list for analysis.  Later, ATC finalized these assumptions and the project list and posted this information on May 15, 2014.

Since then ATC has continued to refine its study methods, 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 2015.  The exact meeting 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.

October 15, 2014 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on October 15, 2014, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CDT), via web and teleconference. ATC will discuss a summary of the 2014 10-Year Assessment, as well as the 2015 10-Year Assessment Study Design.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to participate.

The following materials will be discussed at the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

2014 10-Year Assessment – Summary

2015 10-Year Assessment – Study Design

ATC Planning Criteria Change Summary

As a part of the 2015 10-Year Assessment Study Design discussion, ATC will review Public Policy Requirements* of which it is aware and also 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 and/or potential Transmission Facilities to address those needs.

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

Please indicate your participation plans by Monday, October 13th.

Plans to participate and any comments or inquiries can be sent to Ryan Solberg, Transmission Planning Engineer, at rsolberg@atcllc.com.

May 15, 2014 Posting

ATC has reviewed comments and feedback received from our stakeholders and has finalized its Futures Matrix and Project List for our 2014 economic analysis. The following materials provide greater detail regarding ATC’s study assumptions and study areas.

ATC 2014 Futures Matrix and Study Assumptions

ATC 2014 Economic Project Study Areas

Additionally ATC has requested feedback on Public Policy Requirements that may drive transmission needs.  No feedback was submitted as a part of this study process.  ATC has performed its own inquiry regarding Public Policy Requirements and determined that no additional Public Policy Requirements exist to incorporate into this study.

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2014 analysis.  Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com

April 14, 2014 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on April 14, 2014. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and by webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Orders 890 and 1000, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2014 Economic Planning Study Assumptions and Study Areas

In addition to potential study areas and assumptions updates linked to market congestion, ATC also requests feedback in areas where Public Policy Requirements may drive transmission needs. Public Policy Requirements are enacted statutes (i.e., passed by the legislature and signed by the executive) and regulations promulgated by a relevant jurisdiction, whether within a state or at the federal level, including duly enacted laws or regulations passed by a local governmental entity, such as a municipal or county government.  Stakeholders are encouraged to provide ATC with Public Policy Requirements.  ATC utilizes transmission needs driven by Public Policy Requirements in its assumptions when performing economic analysis of study areas.  The transmission needs driven by Public Policy Requirements that will be included in ATC’s finalized assumptions will be posted prior to May 15th.

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda 

ATC 2014 Economic Planning Futures

ATC 2014 Potential Study Areas

MISO MTEP15 Demand and Energy Review

ATC EIPC Update

ATC 2014 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Needs and Solutions

ATC 2014 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Network Project List

ATC Distributed Resources Primer

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by noon on April 9, 2014.

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

March 7, 2014: 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Needs Summary

This is a preliminary summary of needs from the 2014 10-Year Assessment studies.  Additional information will be included later in the Spring discussion of preliminary solutions.  Generally, we do not expect any major changes to the needs that will be identified in ATC’s 10-Year Assessment. 

2014 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Needs Summary

Any comments or inquiries regarding the preliminary needs can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com

February 13, 2014 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on February 13, 2014. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and by webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Order 890 and 1000, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2013 ATC Economic Analysis Results and Next Steps
  • 2014 ATC Economic Planning Study Kickoff

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Introduction

ATC 2013 Economic Study Results

ATC 2013 Year In Review

ATC 2013 Congestion Report

ATC 2014 Economic Study Kickoff

ATC EIPC Stakeholder Update

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by noon on February 11, 2014.

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

2013 Meetings, Materials and Announcements

November 15, 2013: ATC Economic Analysis Update

In open stakeholder meetings on February 26 and May 7, 2013, ATC collected input on study assumptions and the project list for analysis.  Later, ATC finalized these assumptions and the project list and posted this information on May 15, 2013.   Another meeting was held September 26 to keep stakeholders updated on the current status of the 2013 economic planning study.  

Since then ATC has continued to refine its study methods, 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 2014.  The exact meeting 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.

September 26, 2013: Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on September 26, 2013. This meeting will be a web-hosted meeting and conference call.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend or call-in for this meeting.

The following materials will be discussed at this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

ATC 2013 Economic Study Update

ATC 2014 10-Year Assessment Preliminary Study Design

Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative Study Update

Meeting Questions and Answers

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2013 analysis.

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

May 15, 2013 Posting

ATC has reviewed comments and feedback received from our stakeholders and has finalized its Futures Matrix and Project List for our 2013 economic analysis. The following materials provide greater detail regarding ATC’s study assumptions and study areas.

ATC 2013 Futures Matrix and Study Assumptions

ATC 2013 Economic Project

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2013 analysis.  Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Plan, at dburmester@atcllc.com

May 7, 2013 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on May 7, 2013. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and via webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

Meeting materials are posted below. 

Meeting Agenda

2013 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Solutions Presentation

2013 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Project list

2013 10-Year Assessment – Retirements Study Update

Reinforcement Guidelines Impacts Update

2013 ATC Economic Study Assumptions Presentation

2013 ATC Economic Study Futures Matrix

2013 Potential Study Areas

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2013 Economic Planning Analysis.  Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com

April 15, 2013 ATC Economic Planning Update

As a continuation of our 2013 Economic Planning Process, ATC has posted the following files for your review and feedback. ATC is seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding the study information posted below.

2013 Preliminary Futures Matrix

This document details the preliminary drivers and assumptions that ATC is planning to utilize for the 2013 PROMOD development and analysis.

ATC Potential Economic Study Area

This document details the several potential study areas ATC is considering for economic analysis as part of the 2013 Economic Planning process.

Public Policy Requirements

In addition to potential studies area linked to market congestion, ATC is also seeking feedback in areas where Public Policy Requirements may drive transmission needs. Public Policy Requirements are enacted statutes (i.e., passed by the legislature and signed by the executive) and regulations promulgated by a relevant jurisdiction, whether within a state or at the federal level, including duly enacted laws or regulations passed by a local governmental entity, such as a municipal or county government.  Stakeholders are encouraged to provide ATC with Public Policy Requirements.  ATC utilizes transmission needs driven by Public Policy Requirements in its assumptions when performing economic analysis of study areas.  The transmission needs driven by Public Policy Requirements that will be included in ATC’s finalized assumptions will be posted prior to May 15th.

We look forward to your involvement in this process and appreciate your input and feedback as we proceed with our 2013 TYA and Economic Planning process.  We will continue to work with you and plan to finalize our economic analysis plan and assumptions by May 15, 2013.

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

 

 

February 26, 2013 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on February 26, 2013. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee and by webcast.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Order 890, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2013 ATC Economic Analysis Preliminary Study Design and Discussion

The following materials will be discussed during this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

Updated 2012 ATC Order 890 Study Results

2012 Market and PROMOD Congestion Report

2013 10-Year Assessment – Preliminary Needs

2013 10-Year Assessment Reinforcement Guidelines – Preliminary Needs

2013 ATC Order 890 Economic Study Kickoff

ATC Order 890 Study Info – ATC LMP Information

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by noon on February 22, 2013.

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

2012 Meetings, Materials and Announcements

November 27, 2012 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on November 27, 2012. This meeting will be a hosted at ATC headquarters in Pewaukee.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend.

In compliance with FERC Order 890, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2012 ATC Economic Analysis Results and Next Steps

The following materials will be discussed during this meeting:

Meeting Agenda

ATC Constraints In MISO Market YTD

ATC 2012 Economic Analysis Results

ATC 2012 Economic Analysis Next Steps

MISO MTEP13 PowerBase Development Update

MISO MTEP13 Futures Development

Please indicate your participation plans to Erik Winsand at ewinsand@atcllc.com by noon on November 16, 2012.

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

October 2, 2012: PROMOD Simulation for 2012 Study Year – Southeast Wisconsin Congestion Summary

Table 1 summarizes the Southeast Wisconsin congestion based on a PROMOD simulation for 2012 study year “before” and “after” Pleasant Prairie – Zion EC 345 kV project. 

The table includes the following information:

  • List of constraints “before” and “after” Pleasant Prairie – Zion EC 345 kV project
  • Annual congestion hours associated with the constraints (Simulation Data)
  • Annual shadow price associated with the constraints (Simulation Data)
  • Congestion severity index associated with the constraints (Simulation Data)

Please contact Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com or by phone at (608) 877-7109 if you have any questions.

September 20, 2012 Stakeholder Meeting

Meeting Materials (updated September 24, 2012):

Agenda

ATC 2013 Assessment Preliminary Study Design

ATC 2012 Order 890 Economic Update

ATC 2012 Economic Projects Study Areas

ATC 2012 Order 890 Saratoga-Petenwell Study Area Map

ATC 2012 Order 890 Milwaukee Study Area Map

ATC is planning to host a web conference with customers and stakeholders on September 20, 2012. Please hold the the time 1:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT) on your calendars if you plan to participate.

To continue our open planning discussions with our stakeholders and to comply with FERC Order 890, ATC would like to solicit feedback on our preliminary 2013 10-Year Assessment Study Design. In addition, we will provide an update on our Economic Benefits Studies.

We would appreciate knowing if you plan to participate.  Any comments or inquiries can be submitted to David Smith, Manager – Reliability Group, at dsmith@atcllc.com

June 29, 2012:  Granville – Tosa 138 kV line congestion mitigation

As scheduled, ATC has completed the short-term upgrades involving substation equipment’s at Tosa Substation.  The Granville – Tosa 138 kV line ratings are as follow:

Granville – Tosa 138 kV line (3443)

Existing Ratings (MVA): 293 SN / 403 SE / 381 WN / 461 WE

Please contact Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com or by phone at (608) 877-7109 if you have any questions.

May 15, 2012 Posting

In compliance with FERC Order 890, ATC has reviewed comments and feedback received from our stakeholders and has finalized its Futures Matrix and Project list for our 2012 economic analysis. The following materials provide greater detail regarding ATC’s study assumptions.

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to continued communication as we proceed through the 2012 analysis.  Any comments or inquiries related to these studies can be submitted to Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Plan, at dburmester@atcllc.com

May 1, 2012: ATC Economic Planning Update
April 13, 2012:  Granville – Butler 138 kV line congestion mitigation

As scheduled, ATC has completed the short-term upgrades involving substation equipment’s at Butler Substation.  The Granville – Butler 138 kV line ratings are as follow:

Granville – Butler 138 kV line (3453)

Existing Ratings (MVA): 293 SN / 403 SE / 381 WN / 461 WE

Please contact Dale Burmester, Manager – Economic Planning, at dburmester@atcllc.com or by phone at (608) 877-7109 if you have any questions.

April 5, 2012: ATC Economic Planning Update

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on April 5, 2012. This meeting will be a web-hosted meeting and conference call.  Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend or call-in for this meeting.

In compliance with FERC Order 890, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2012 ATC Futures Matrix and Study Assumptions Review
  • 2012 ATC Economic Study Area

The following materials will be discussed during this meeting:

Please indicate your participation plans to Marcia Louden at mlouden@atcllc.com by noon on March 29, 2012.

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

February 28, 2012:  ATC Economic Planning Update
January 30, 2012 Stakeholder Meeting

ATC is planning to host a customer/stakeholder meeting on January 30, 2012, at our Pewaukee headquarters. Please hold this date on your calendars if you plan to attend or call-in for this meeting.

In compliance with FERC Order 890, topics of discussion will include:

  • 2011 ATC Futures Matrix and Study Assumptions Review
  • 2011 ATC Economic Analysis Results and Next Steps
  • 2012 ATC Economic Analysis Preliminary Study Design and Discussion

The following materials will be discussed during this meeting:

Please indicate your participation plans to Marcia Louden at mlouden@atcllc.com by noon on January 25, 2012.

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