Transmission Infrastructure By Public-Private Model

Law360, New York (November 6, 2009, 3:39 PM EST) -- Transmission infrastructure in the United States has traditionally been built by vertically integrated utility companies that constructed transmission lines to deliver power from their generators to their load located in their service territories.

With the advent of United States government policies promoting the creation of independent power producers not affiliated with traditional utilities, the need to allow open access to use existing transmission infrastructure arose.

In recent times, independent power producers have increased their development of renewable generation resources in remote areas of the country. This...
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