FERC Issues Final Transmission Service Rule

Law360, New York (March 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On February 16, 2007, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 890, amending Order Nos. 888 and 889 regarding the provision of electric transmission services on a non-discriminatory basis.

Order No. 890: (1) strengthens FERC’s pro forma open-access transmission tariff (OATT) to better achieve its purpose of remedying discrimination; (2) provides greater specificity to facilitate Commission enforcement; and (3) increases the transparency of the rules for planning and use of the transmission system.

To accomplish these goals, the Commission adopted several significant provisions, described...
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