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June 17, 2024

Iowa

ITC Midwest
MISO Asks Court for Injunction Reversal on Iowa LRTP Projects
MISO wades into the battle over who will build the Iowa portions of its long-range transmission projects after a court found the state’s right of first refusal law unconstitutional.
MISO
Iowa ROFR Law Overturned, Throwing Multiple MISO LRTP Projects into Uncertainty
An Iowa court has formally struck down the state’s right of first refusal law, driving uncertainty for $2.6 billion worth of MISO's long-range transmission projects.
ITC Holdings
Iowa Regulators Ponder MISO Transmission Projects After ROFR Ruling
An Iowa Utilities Board member said regulators are determining how the state Supreme Court’s temporary reversal of ROFR legislation will affect incumbent TOs.
FERC
FERC Tech Conference Highlights Regulatory Gaps on Transmission Oversight
FERC's technical conference highlighted gaps between the commission, state regulators and RTOs in their oversight of transmission planning.
The Brattle Group
Stakeholder Soapbox: Midwest Lessons on the Value of Transmission Independence and Competition
The Midwest has become ground zero for the future of transmission policy because of incumbent TOs' stifling control, R Street Institute's Devin Hartman says.
Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Conservation Groups Win Injunction vs. Cardinal-Hickory Creek
The Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission project slated to cut through southwestern Wisconsin has been put on hold.
Storage will Grow in the Midwest Without Mandates, Expert Says
While Midwest states do not have energy storage targets or mandates, the storage market will grow there through integrated resource planning.
US Analyzing Iowa Storage Pilot as Potential Model
An agricultural hub in Iowa is the site of a battery storage project that the Energy Department thinks could become a template for other towns.
State Briefs
This week's state briefs include news on California, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts and Ohio.
State Briefs
This week's state briefs include news on California, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico and other states.

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