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Published: January 13, 2014

FERC Order 1000 Coordination

The three jurisdictional parties of ColumbiaGrid’s Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement, PEFA, (i.e. Avista, MATL, and Puget Sound Energy) filed their compliance letters with FERC on December 17, 2013, (see links below) to comply with FERC’s June 20, 2013 order regarding the PEFA parties’ regional Order 1000 filings. The core of their compliance is facilitated via a new agreement, known as the Order 1000 Functional Agreement, which builds on the existing Second Amended Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA-2). PEFA-2 will continue to be the planning agreement for all of the PEFA parties; however, the Order 1000 Functional Agreement will provide additional Order 1000 features to help facilitate the jurisdictional parties’ compliance with Order 1000. There is not any specific effective date of the Order 1000 Functional Agreement, rather, it will go into effect subject to a FERC ruling regarding the December 17 compliance filings of the jurisdictional parties.





Member: Avista Corporation      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Avista Corporation

"In ColumbiaGrid, we now have the ability to resolve the three fundamental transmission questions: What transmission facilities should be built? Who should build them? Who should pay for them? With ColumbiaGrid's independent staff and process to resolve disputes, we can answer these questions effectively and in a timely fashion to facilitate our region's new resource development needs."
~~ Jeff Schlect, Manager, Transmission Services, Avista