OVERSIGHT OF TRANSMISSION
Our grid is governed by agencies that oversee state, regional and federal changes
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Departments of Energy, Agriculture and Interior regulate everything from utility, transmission and generation rates to rights-of-way and land-use management.
Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) advocate competition among generators, provide equal, non-discriminatory access to transmission, conduct regional planning, manage
interconnections and oversee
At the state and local levels, public service and public utility commissions regulate retail rates and siting. Environmental agencies and legislators regulate land use, siting and environmental standards.