About Us

The Southeastern Regional Transmission Planning (SERTP) process provides an open and transparent transmission planning forum for transmission providers to engage with stakeholders regarding transmission plans in the region. The SERTP was originally developed to provide such an open and transparent regional transmission planning process and to otherwise comply with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Order 890 which was issued on February 16, 2007 to reform the decade-old Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) regulatory framework adopted in Order 888.

The SERTP has expanded several times, both in the scope and in the size of the region, since its initial voluntary formation and now includes the following Sponsors: Southern Company (SCS), Dalton Utilities, Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC), the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), PowerSouth, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E/KU), the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC), including its wholly owned subsidiary Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Duke Energy (Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Duke Energy Progress, LLC). As a result of this expanded size and scope, the SERTP region has become one of the largest regional transmission planning processes in the United States.

On July 11, 2011, FERC issued Order 1000, which adopted transmission planning and cost allocation requirements. The expanded SERTP, implementing the additional Order No. 1000 directives, is effective on June 1, 2014.

2017 Calendar of Events

March 2017
SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting
Wednesday, March 22nd
Louisville, KY — Hyatt Regency
10:00 AM — 2:00 PM ET
April 2017
SERTP Economic Planning Study Scoping Meeting
Wednesday, April 26th
Web Conference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT
June 2017
SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting
Tuesday, June 20th
Birmingham, AL - Alabama Power Company HQ
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
September 2017
SERTP 3rd Quarter Meeting
Thursday, September 21st
Charlotte, NC - 400 South Tyron St
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET
December 2017
SERTP 4th Quarter Meeting

Announcements

(+/-) Past Announcements
September 7, 2017

The preliminary results report for the economic planning studies that were selected by the "RPSG" in March is now available on the SERTP website. Please review the report prior to the 3rd Quarter SERTP meeting that will be held on Thursday, September 21st in Charlotte, NC at 10:00 AM ET. The meeting agenda, directions, and travel information for the meeting can be found here, under the "General Documents" section. If you have not already done so, please register with whether you plan to attend in person or via web conference. Failure to register by September 8, 2017 may result in delayed entrance into the meeting location, if electing to attend in person.

September 5, 2017

The 2017 SERTP 3rd Quarter Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st in Charlotte, NC. As a reminder, the primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the preliminary results of the economic planning studies that were selected by the Regional Planning Stakeholder Group "RPSG" in March. Directions and travel information for the meeting can be found on the SERTP website, under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, September 8, 2017 with whether you plan to attend in person or via web conference. Failure to register by the aforementioned date may result in delayed entrance into the meeting location, if electing to attend in person. Individuals that register by September 8, 2017 and indicate that they plan to attend in person, will be pre-registered with security personnel for access to the meeting location.




August 17, 2017

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has offered to host a Transmission Benefits of Energy Storage Webinar for southeastern regional transmission planners and stakeholders. The webinar is scheduled on Thursday, August 24 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST. Registration and event information are provided at the following link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=xei1pb1z6vne&campaign=kdtxa7hwy6ah. The ESA webinar presenters and discussion leads will share insights and access to their collective technical expertise, industry experience and policy know-how.
**The SERTP is providing notice of the webinar to allow for stakeholder participation. The webinar is not an SERTP sponsored event.**

The 2017 SERTP 3rd Quarter Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st in Charlotte, NC. As a reminder, the primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the preliminary results of the economic planning studies that were selected by the Regional Planning Stakeholder Group "RPSG" in March. Directions and travel information for the meeting can be found on the SERTP website, under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, September 8, 2017 with whether you plan to attend in person or via web conference. Failure to register by the aforementioned date may result in delayed entrance into the meeting location, if electing to attend in person. Individuals that register by September 8, 2017 and indicate that they plan to attend in person, will be pre-registered with security personnel for access to the meeting location.




July 19, 2017

Email Limitation
Please note that information to be provided to the SERTP by email (southeasternrtp@southernco.com) must be <10MG. All forms located under the Reference Library tab, once completed, should meet the <10MG file limitation. If a stakeholder has a need to provide information that does not meet the <10MG size limitation, please contact the SERTP to receive information offering an alternate submittal option.

The 2017 SERTP 3rd Quarter Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st in Charlotte, NC. As a reminder, the primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the preliminary results of the economic planning studies that were selected by the Regional Planning Stakeholder Group "RPSG" in March. Directions and travel information for the meeting can be found on the SERTP website, under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, September 8, 2017 with whether you plan to attend in person or via web conference. Failure to register by the aforementioned date may result in delayed entrance into the meeting location, if electing to attend in person. Individuals that register by September 8, 2017 and indicate that they plan to attend in person, will be pre-registered with security personnel for access to the meeting location.




June 8, 2017

The SERTP Sponsors' 2017 Preliminary 10 Year Transmission Expansion Plans are now available on the SERTP website and will be discussed at the 2017 SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th in Birmingham, AL at The Alabama Power Company Headquarters Building from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CT. As a reminder, the meeting directions can also be found on the SERTP website under the General Documents section. Please register with whether you plan to attend in person or via web conference.




April 20, 2017

The scope document that defines the assumptions for the 2017 SERTP Economic Planning Studies that were selected by the Regional Planning Stakeholders Group (RPSG) during the March 22nd SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting is now available on the SERTP Website. A "scoping" meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at 1:00 PM CDT via phone/web conferencing to discuss the assumptions contained within the scope document. Please review the assumptions in the preliminary scope document prior to the meeting and provide feedback through the SERTP website or at the "scoping" meeting. Please register if you plan to attend the scoping meeting via web conference.




April 10, 2017

The 2017 SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20th in Birmingham, AL at the Alabama Power Company Headquarters Building. As a reminder, the primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the SERTP Sponsors' preliminary transmission expansion plans for the current ten year planning horizon. Meeting directions can be found on the SERTP website under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, June 9th, 2017 with whether you plan to attend the 2017 SERTP 2nd Quarter Meeting in person or via web conference.




January 20, 2017

The 2017 SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd in Louisville, KY at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. As a reminder, the purpose of this meeting is to form the 2017 Regional Planning Stakeholders' Group ("RPSG"), select up to five RPSG Economic Studies to be evaluated in the 2017 SERTP process, and provide interactive training to the stakeholders. Therefore, please begin submitting economic study requests to vote on during the meeting. Meeting directions can be found on the SERTP website under the General Documents section. Please register by Friday, March 10, 2017 with whether you plan to attend the 2017 SERTP 1st Quarter Meeting in person or via web conference.