April 15, 2019 Economic Planning Study Update

As a continuation of our 2019 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.

MTEP19 Futures Summary

This document details the preliminary drivers and assumptions that ATC is planning to utilize for the 2019 PROMOD development and analysis.  Theses are the same futures that will be used my MISO, the Regional Transmission Operator, in its MTEP19 Regional Transmission Planning Study.

2019 ATC Economic Projects Study Areas

This document details the several potential study areas ATC is considering for economic analysis as part of the 2019 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, 2019.

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