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Elizabeth S. Jacobs
Chair
Nick Wagner
Board Member
Sheila K. Tipton
Board Member

The Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council

The Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council is an electric transmission planning effort. State public service commissions and energy offices within the Eastern Interconnection, which is most of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains (less most of Texas), filed an application on September 14, 2009, seeking funding from the US Department of Energy for the development of a coordinated effort among States across the entire Interconnection. The funding is being made available from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The 39 States, along with the District of Columbia and New Orleans City Council, submitted the filing after having already met several times via conference call and in person to discuss the ARRA funding. Iowa is represented jointly by the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Energy Independence. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners acted as filing agent for the group. Click here to download the formal filing and click here for a breakdown of timelines and scenarios.