FERC announced an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to plan for interregional transmission planning to accommodate for increased distributed energy resources. This process will seek input on transmission planning, shifting energy loads, and new cost allocations. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (if passed) calls for $73 billion in spending for electric grid infrastructure projects. Of note, it directs DOE to study capacity constraints when designating National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, requires state regulators to consider rate mechanisms to allow utility cost recovery for demand response.