The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold two days of informational conferences September 12 and 13 to discuss compliance with a transmission planning rule (Order 1000). The July 21 final rule is intended to facilitate the building of new long-distance transmission lines and to spread the costs of financing the addition of more renewable energy generation onto the electric grid. The conference will include three sessions focusing on compliance issues for areas that have regional transmission organizations and independent system operators and on areas in the eastern and western grids that do not have regional operations.