FERC upheld its prior ruling blocking MISO transmission owners from electing to self-fund network upgrades needed for merchant HVDC lines.
FERC rejected a transmission owner self-funding option for HVDC projects in a decision that could save millions for developers like SOO Green.
Mark Volpe, CEO of the Coalition of Midwest Power Producers, argues MISO's deference to incumbent transmission operators is driving merchant generation out.
FERC last week granted approval for Linden VFT to contract potentially all of its transmission capacity through long-term "anchor customers."
MISO and its stakeholders have agreed on a plan to treat merchant HVDC lines as transmission instead of generation.
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