NESCOE works on system planning and expansion matters to ensure provision of electricity to consumers at the lowest possible price over the long-term, consistent with maintaining reliable service and environmental quality With respect to system planning and expansion, NESCOE recommends policies designed to ensure that resources are available to provide regional electric reliability and, where it is feasible and cost-effective, to eliminate persistent and costly congestion over transmission lines and enable interconnection of generation resources.

NESCOE’s efforts related to system planning & expansion include work on the energy efficiency and distributed generation forecasts, renewable and demand-side resource integration, non-transmission alternatives, and the regional system plan.