On July 21, on a 5-0 vote, FERC issued Order 1000, a major rule requiring utilities and regional grid operators to better coordinate their plans for building new high-voltage transmission lines. The new rule also requires the utilities take into account almost 30 different state renewable energy goals and to spread the construction costs among more energy users. The rule will take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, every transmission-owning utility will be required to file within 12 months certifying compliance, and any interregional plans or related cost allocation schemes must file within 18 months.