New York Republicans nudge FERC on grid rulemaking

By Kelsey Brugger | 02/27/2024 06:17 AM EST

Four House Republicans wrote to the energy regulator, calling for a “strong final rule.”

Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.).

Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.) is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finalize transmission rulemaking. Francis Chung/POLITICO

Four House Republicans from New York joined Democrats in their plea to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to quickly finalize a major transmission rule that could unleash loads of renewable power.

In a letter sent to FERC Chair Willie Phillips on Monday, the New Yorkers said the commission should finalize its pending regional transmission planning and cost allocation rule “as soon as possible.”
letter sent to FERC

“FERC has undertaken extensive work on this rule for over two years and consulted with a wide variety of stakeholders,” they wrote. “It is now time to issue a strong final rule to meet the nation’s 21st century transmission needs.”


The Republicans who signed the letter were Reps. Andrew Garbarino, Anthony D’Esposito, Nicholas Langworthy and Brandon Williams.