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To contact the Task Force:

Transmission Task Force
c/o SERCC
Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS
66047

Proposed Tasks and Assignments

(As of Oct. 19, 2003)

I. The Current State

  1. Transfer capability between control areas of utilities with Kansas customers at representative times of the year.

  2. Unused transfer capability between control areas at representative times of the year.

  3. Constrained transmission paths passing through Kansas at 115 kV or higher, with the points of constraint identified.

  4. Transmission-related curtailments in the last two years that affected firm transactions for the benefit of Kansas retail or wholesale customers.

  5. Transmission-related outages that caused loss of service to Kansas retail or wholesale customers summarized by utility for the last two years.

  6. Factors expected to affect the availability and reliability of firm transmission service, either positively or negatively, over the next five years.

    • federal legislative
    • federal regulatory
    • utility driven (load, generation)
    • merchant developer driven
    • other

  7. 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 conditions.

  8. Transmission line losses for each utility for each of the last two years.
     

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 years.

  • Other merchant generation projects in Kansas over the next five years.

  • 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 transmission.


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 factor.

 



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