Proposed Tasks and Assignments
(As of Oct. 19, 2003)
I. The Current State
- Transfer capability between control areas of utilities with Kansas
customers at representative times of the year.
- Unused transfer capability between control areas at representative
times of the year.
- Constrained transmission paths passing through Kansas at 115 kV or
higher, with the points of constraint identified.
- Transmission-related curtailments in the last two years that
affected firm transactions for the benefit of Kansas retail or
- Transmission-related outages that caused loss of service to Kansas
retail or wholesale customers summarized by utility for the last two
- Factors expected to affect the availability and reliability of firm
transmission service, either positively or negatively, over the next
- federal legislative
- federal regulatory
- utility driven (load, generation)
- merchant developer driven
- For 115 kV and higher, planned transmission construction, upgrades and
retirements over the next five years, identifying location, voltage,
and thermal energy transfer capability under normal and peak operating
- Transmission line losses for each utility for each of the last two
II. Accommodating New Generation
- Anticipated utility-owned generation expansions/additions in Kansas
over the next five years.
- Anticipated wind energy projects in Kansas over the next five
- Other merchant generation projects in Kansas over the next five
- Anticipated transmission cost impacts of the projects identified in
a., b. and c. above.
- Anticipated line-loss, power quality and other reliability-related
impacts of the projects identified in a., b. and c. above.
- A descriptive timeline of the transmission access component related
to generation additions.
- Cost of transmission-related plant additions for all generation
additions in the last five years.
- Inventory and evaluate regional planning mechanisms for
III. Accommodating Economic Development
- Economic development impacts of generation expansions and additions
completed in the last five years.
- Economic development impacts of planned generation expansions and
additions over the next five years.
- State tax impacts related to a. and b. above.
- Review the nature and effect of Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)
adopted by other states on costs to consumers, economic development
and state tax revenues.
- Identify major industrial development projects within the last five
years in which electricity cost and reliability were a decisive