On April 18, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved compliance filings for, conditionally accepted compliance filings for, and granted waivers to six different entities under Order 1000, a rule to encourage long-distance transmission facility construction that incorporates public policy goals like renewable energy generation. FERC conditionally approved the compliance filings for the California Independent System Operator and the New York Independent System Operator, organizations that coordinate the grid in their respective states. The compliance filings for South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. and NorthWestern Corp. were conditionally accepted; FERC rejected the utilities’ cost allocation methodology. Lockhart Power Co. and Alcoa Power Generating Inc. were granted waivers because their transmission systems are limited. All six entities have been requested to submit revisions to their filings within 120 days.