December 1, 2023

return on equity (ROE)

FERC Approves Removal of RTO Adder for AEP Ohio Cos.
FERC approved revised rate schedules for two American Electric Power affiliates in Ohio to remove their RTO participation adders.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Virginia Legislature Passes Utility Regulation Bills Backed by Dominion
Companion bills backed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin that change utility regulation in Virginia easily cleared both chambers of the state legislature.
National Grid
FERC Approves NYPA Cost Recovery for Smart Path Project
FERC Ok'd New York Power Authority’s transmission rates for the Smart Path Connect transmission project after the utility showed it received state approval.
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FERC Orders Two Ohio Utilities Ineligible for RTO Adder
FERC rescinded RTO participation incentives for two AEP affiliates on the grounds that Ohio law compels transmission owners to participate in an RTO.
Energy Institute at Haas
Counterflow: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Take 2
Gas and electric utilities are still earning far higher ROEs than their cost of capital, says columnist Steve Huntoon. Why isn't anyone paying attention?
FERC Reluctantly Proposes Cybersecurity Incentives
FERC reluctantly proposed a 200-basis point incentive for utilities that make voluntary cybersecurity investments, an initiative directed by Congress.
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DC Circuit Sends FERC Back to Drawing Board on MISO ROE
The battle over MISO transmission owners’ return on equity continued with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacating FERC’s order setting the rate at 10.02%.
FERC Rejects Niagara Mohawk Tx Cost Formula, ROE Adders
FERC nixed Niagara Mohawk Power’s proposed cost allocation and recovery for its share in the Smart Path Connect transmission project in upstate New York.
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FERC Conditionally Accepts Rockland Electric’s ROE Adder in PJM
FERC conditionally accepted Rockland's proposed return on equity and transmission revenue requirement, subjecting both to further hearing.
U.S. Forest Service
FERC Rejects PG&E Bid to Raise Profits
FERC rebuffed a request by PG&E for a 13% return on equity based on its financial risks from wildfires and the state's aggressive decarbonization efforts.

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