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June 14, 2024

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SPP
SPP Files to Incorporate Western Entities into RTO
SPP filed bylaw amendments at FERC to place seven Western entities under its tariff that, if approved, will make the RTO the first grid operator with markets in both major interconnections.
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Tri-State CEO Gives Update on Energy Transition
Tri-State CEO Duane Highley spoke with ACP CEO Jason Grumet about how cooperatives are managing the transition from coal to renewables and balancing clean energy goals with reliability.
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FERC Upholds Tri-State Exit Fee Calculation Method
FERC upheld the contract termination payment rules for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association it approved last year, though it modified some of its original order in response to requests for clarification.
Tri-State G&T
FERC Directs Additional Compliance for Tri-State on Exit Fees
FERC ordered Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to rework two filings involving departing members in orders issued March 29. 
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Colorado PUC Sets Rules for Electricity Market Participation
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has proposed rules that would govern how it will review applications from utilities wishing to join the various regional markets being developed in the Western Interconnection.
House Energy and Commerce Committee
State Regulators Debate Reliability and Transmission at House Hearing
House members and their state regulator witnesses split over how much an expanded transmission grid could enable a reliable transition to a low-carbon future.
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FERC Picks ‘Balance Sheet Approach’ Exit Fee for Tri-State Members
FERC issued an order ending a couple years of litigation over what Tri-State can charge its exiting members, picking a "Balance Sheet Approach" initially proposed by departing member United Power and then modified by commission staff.
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FERC Rejects Tri-State’s Exit Deal with United Power
FERC found that Tri-State did not demonstrate that United's withdrawal agreement was just and reasonable under the Federal Power Act.
Western EcoSystems Technology
Colo. Solar Project Beset by Supply Delays Wins FERC Extension
A Colorado solar-and-battery project facing ongoing supply chain disruptions can postpone its operational start date by 21 months, FERC decided 3-1.
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EPA’s Becker Breaks Down $32B of Federal Funding for Decarbonization
EPA's KC Becker presented stakeholders with new opportunities to access funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.

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