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The South Carolina Regional Transmission Planning (SCRTP) process was established by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) and the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) to meet the transmission planning requirements of FERC Order No. 890, 890-A and 890-B, orders designed to "prevent undue discrimination and preference in transmission service." The SCRTP process was expanded to meet the transmission planning requirements of FERC Order No. 1000, 1000-A, and 1000-B, orders that reform the Commission’s electric transmission planning and cost allocation requirements for public utility transmission providers.  

SCRTP provides information on: 

  • Activities of the SCRTP process
  • Order No. 890 (including subsequent rulings associated with Order No. 890)
  • Documents related to our compliance with Order No. 890

FERC Order No. 890
On March 15, 2007 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published in the Federal Register a final rule reforming the 1996 open-access transmission regulatory framework rules in Orders No. 888 and 889. This final rule, called FERC Order No. 890, was adopted by FERC on February 15, 2007. FERC Order No. 890 was designed to "prevent undue discrimination and preference in transmission service". Among other requirements, this order requires transmission providers to establish an open, transparent and coordinated transmission planning process that includes stakeholder involvement. The SCRTP process is the instrument that SCE&G and Santee Cooper will use to achieve compliance to Order No. 890 Transmission Planning requirements.


FERC Order No. 1000
On August 11, 2011 the FERC published in the Federal Register a final rule reforming Order No. 890. This rule, called FERC Order No. 1000, reforms the Commission’s electric transmission planning and cost allocation requirements for public utility transmission providers. The rule builds on the reforms of Order No. 890 and corrects remaining deficiencies with respect to transmission planning processes and cost allocation methods. Order No. 1000 establishes new requirements for Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation and Nonincumbent Transmission Developers.

Both of these orders are designed to "prevent undue discrimination and preference in transmission service". Among other requirements, these orders require transmission providers to establish an open, transparent and coordinated transmission planning process that includes stakeholder involvement. The SCRTP process is the instrument that SCE&G and Santee Cooper use to achieve compliance to Order No. 890 and Order 1000 No. 1000 Transmission Planning requirements.

Attachment K

SCE&G

Santee Cooper (draft)

The next meeting of the SCRTP Stakeholder Group has not been scheduled.

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