Weeks after the nearly $2 billion Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue (JTIQ) transmission portfolio was awarded a $465 million Department of Energy grant, MISO and SPP are switching their proposed cost allocation for the projects.
FERC granted in part, and dismissed in part, Ponderosa Power’s complaint against NorthWestern’s proposal to assign roughly $30 million in network upgrade costs to the wind farm developer.
A group of renewable developers lodged a complaint at FERC over MISO’s pursuit of a smaller system impact threshold on interconnecting generation.
The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review FERC’s approval of SPP’s tariff revisions setting up a uniform planning criteria in each transmission zone to evaluate zonal reliability upgrades.
SPP's legal staff is evaluating its options after FERC's recent rejection of a tariff revision to allocate “byway” transmission projects on a case-by-case basis.
PJM responded to Ohio legislators' concerns about the cost impact of Illinois' climate policy, saying it could not split Ohio out of related transmission planning and pledging to work with lawmakers going forward.
After rehearing arguments raised by several SPP members, FERC unanimously reversed an October decision that established a process for SPP to allocate “byway” transmission projects on a case-by-case basis.
MISO South regulators publicly opposed a postage stamp cost allocation design, potentially setting the stage for a showdown as MISO prepares for a third long-range transmission portfolio.
PacifiCorp will be able to meet Oregon’s ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for electric utilities but “it will not be without challenges,” a company official said.
MISO is proposing to eschew a total subregional cost allocation in favor of a half-regional, half local zone cost sharing plan.
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