The New Energy Battleground: Transmission

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT) -- For nearly 30 years, competitive power developers have competed, where they were allowed, with traditional vertically integrated utilities to build the new electric generating facilities needed to supply the nation’s ever increasing thirst for electricity. During that same period, all new transmission (and not much was built beyond that required for generation interconnection or local reliability needs) was built by traditional utility companies.

In the last five years, however, as opportunities for new competitive generation construction have decreased, competitive energy companies have sought alternative investment opportunities...
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