Industry News – 6-17-22

At yesterday’s Public Meeting, the PUC voted unanimously in support of the staff recommendation in the matter involving the Commission’s streamlined approval of voluntarily negotiated interconnection agreements. The PTA filed comments on this matter, commending the Commission for soliciting comments and proposing to move towards a more “modernized regulatory structure.” The order moves these types of agreements from the traditional public meeting agenda process as outlined here: “On consideration of the Comments filed in response to our Tentative Order, we shall revise and modify our current practice of consideration and disposition of voluntarily negotiated ICAs at a scheduled Public Meeting. Voluntarily negotiated ICAs submitted for Commission review and approval at the adjudication phase, which are routine and non-policy making shall be assigned to a Commission Bureau with delegated authority.”