right of first refusal (ROFR)
The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition released a report arguing that decreasing competition in transmission development would cost consumers hundreds of billions of dollars.
Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar urged the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition to review a 2022 appeals court ruling that found Texas’ ROFR law violates the Constitution’s dormant Commerce Clause.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker vetoed a measure that would have allowed incumbent utilities in downstate Illinois exclusive rights to build regional MISO transmission lines.
Permitting provisions in the recent debt deal weaken the "momentum" for increased FERC transmission siting authority, says former FERC Chair Richard Glick.
Indiana has become the latest state to give incumbent utilities a right of first refusal to develop regional transmission projects.
An Iowa Utilities Board member said regulators are determining how the state Supreme Court’s temporary reversal of ROFR legislation will affect incumbent TOs.
Two ITC staffers insist that MISO’s 2016 market efficiency project is proof that rights of first refusal laws benefit the grid and ratepayers.
State legislatures across MISO are undertaking a flurry of activity on rights of first refusal legislation as major transmission planning surges.
NextEra Energy Transmission and the Southern Renewable Energy Association are asking FERC to intervene in a last-ditch effect to save the only competitive transmission project ever approved for MISO South.
Texas regulators have cited the state's right of first refusal law in denying Grid United’s request to build a link between ERCOT and the West.
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