The Southeastern Regional Transmission Planning (SERTP) process provides an open and transparent transmission planning forum for transmission providers to engage with stakeholders regarding transmission plans in the region. The SERTP was originally developed to provide such an open and transparent regional transmission planning process and to otherwise comply with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Order 890 which was issued on February 16, 2007 to reform the decade-old Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) regulatory framework adopted in Order 888.
The SERTP has expanded several times, both in the scope and in the size of the region, since its initial voluntary formation and now includes the following Sponsors: Southern Company (SCS), Dalton Utilities, Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC), the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), PowerSouth, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E/KU), the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC), including its wholly owned subsidiary Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Duke Energy (Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Duke Energy Progress, LLC). As a result of this expanded size and scope, the SERTP region has become one of the largest regional transmission planning processes in the United States.
On July 11, 2011, FERC issued Order 1000, which adopted transmission planning and cost allocation requirements. The expanded SERTP, implementing the additional Order No. 1000 directives, is effective on June 1, 2014.
2016 Calendar of Events
June 9, 2016
The SERTP Sponsors' 2016 preliminary 10 year transmission expansion plans are now available on the SERTP website and will be discussed at the 2016 SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting on Tuesday, June 21st at Georgia Power Company's Headquarters in Atlanta, GA from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET. If you have not already done so, please register with whether you plan to attend in person or via web conference.
April 28, 2016
The scope document that defines the assumptions for the economic planning studies that were selected by the "RPSG" during the March 24th SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting is now available on the SERTP website. A "scoping" meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 1:00 PM CDT via phone /web conferencing to discuss the assumptions contained within the scope document. Please review the assumptions in the preliminary scope prior to the meeting and provide feedback through the website or at the "scoping" meeting. Please register if you plan to attend the scoping meeting via web conference.
April 21, 2016
The 2016 SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 21st in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Power Company Headquarters. As a reminder, the primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the SERTP Sponsors' preliminary transmission expansion plans for the current ten year planning horizon. Meeting directions can be found on the SERTP website under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, June 10, 2016 with whether you plan to attend the 2016 SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting in person or via web conference.
January 21, 2016
The 2016 SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24th in Birmingham, AL at the Alabama Power Company Headquarters. As a reminder, the purpose of this meeting is to form the 2016 Regional Planning Stakeholders' Group ("RPSG"), select up to five RPSG Economic Studies to be evaluated in the 2016 SERTP process, and provide interactive training to the stakeholders. Therefore, please begin submitting economic study requests to vote on during the meeting. Meeting directions can be found under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, March 4, 2016 with whether you plan to attend the 2016 SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting in person or via web conference.