Saturday, March 23, 2019

Transmission Rates News

FERC Blocks GridLiance Oklahoma Tx Acquisition

FERC rejected GridLiance High Plains’ plans to acquire transmission from People’s Electric Cooperative, finding the company failed to prove the transaction would not have an adverse impact on rates. | People’s Electric Cooperative

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SPP Regional State Committee Briefs: Jan. 28, 2019

An SPP working group has been unable to reach a consensus on possible revisions to cost-allocation rules for wind-rich areas and may table their year-long review, the Regional State Committee heard Monday. | © RTO Insider

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FERC Discloses Data Behind New England ROE Order

FERC on Monday disclosed data underlying its new formula for setting return on equity rates for New England transmission owners and explained how the data influenced the ROE methodology outlined in an October 2018 briefing order. | FERC

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ROE Changes Spark Concerns for MISO, PJM Regulators

State utility regulators in MISO and PJM have voiced concerns that FERC’s proposed changes to transmission rate-setting could drive up costs while hampering development of more efficient non-transmission alternatives. | MISO

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Texas PUC Briefs: Dec. 7, 2018

Texas PUC Chair DeAnn Walker urged ERCOT to gain a “better sense” of the distributed resources and self-generation that could be affecting its system.

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