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Division of Policy Development (DPD)

The Division of Policy Development initiates and coordinates the development of Commission policies to:

  • Enhance the efficient planning and operation of energy markets and the interstate power grid;
  • Improve the coordination between wholesale electric and natural gas systems;
  • Remove barriers to ensure access to the market and grid by all resources; and
  • Improve coordination between wholesale and retail electric markets.

DPDís Work:

  1. Identifies emerging energy issues and develops policies to address those issues.

  2. Provides analysis and research to support the Commissionís decision making.

  3. Coordinates with states and other agencies in support of the Commission's state-federal collaborative efforts.

  4. Fulfills the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

  5. Evaluates regional planning processes to ascertain the success of the processes in developing system-wide plans and considering new technologies, and proposes reforms as appropriate.

  6. Conducts outreach to assess industry trends and innovation in the electric and natural gas markets.