November 30, 2023

right of first refusal (ROFR)

Big Savings for Tx Competition Claimed as FERC Considers a New 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: SCOTUS Should Reject Texas ROFR Appeal
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.
Hanson Professional Services
Ill. Gov. Vetoes Downstate ROFR for MISO Regional Tx Projects
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker vetoed a measure that would have allowed incumbent utilities in downstate Illinois exclusive rights to build regional MISO transmission lines.
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Debt Deal Weakens Odds for Increased FERC Siting Authority, Glick Tells EBA
Permitting provisions in the recent debt deal weaken the "momentum" for increased FERC transmission siting authority, says former FERC Chair Richard Glick.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
New Law Expands Indiana ROFR Law for Transmission Buildout
Indiana has become the latest state to give incumbent utilities a right of first refusal to develop regional transmission projects.
ITC Holdings
Iowa Regulators Ponder MISO Tx Projects After ROFR Ruling
An Iowa Utilities Board member said regulators are determining how the state Supreme Court’s temporary reversal of ROFR legislation will affect incumbent TOs.
Michels Corporation
ITC Defends ROFR Use for Major Tx Buildout
Two ITC staffers insist that MISO’s 2016 market efficiency project is proof that rights of first refusal laws benefit the grid and ratepayers.
MISO States Ramp Up ROFR Legislation
State legislatures across MISO are undertaking a flurry of activity on rights of first refusal legislation as major transmission planning surges.
NextEra, SREA Protest Canceled MISO Project at FERC
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 PUC Rejects CCN for Grid United’s Pecos West
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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