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The major electric load-serving entities (LSEs) of North Carolina, including Duke Power, ElectriCities of NC (municipals), North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (cooperatives) and Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., have created the North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (the "Process"). The Process was formed to enhance transmission planning by allowing all stakeholders to participate in shaping the future transmission network in North Carolina. An independent third party, Rich Wodyka has been selected to facilitate the Process and to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are fairly and meaningfully represented.

Specifically, the Process is intended to create an integrated long-term transmission expansion plan that will result in a reliable (i.e., meets all applicable reliability criteria) and cost effective (i.e., lowest overall cost to North Carolina consumers) transmission system. A Transmission Advisory Group ("TAG") will provide advice and recommendations to the LSEs for consideration for incorporation into the coordinated transmission expansion plan for North Carolina. The TAG membership is open to all parties interested in the development of the Process.