Ill. Asks FERC To Deny $178M PJM Upgrade Requests

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday called for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to dismiss $178 million worth of PJM Interconnection LLC electricity upgrade projects, arguing that PJM used an inappropriate cost allocation mechanism.

The ICC is objecting to a PJM amendment of its tariff for three baseline reliability upgrades to high-voltage facilities in Pennsylvania and Virginia, claiming that Illinois state utility Commonwealth Edison Co. would be unfairly responsible for paying approximately $26 million of the $178 million cost of the projects.

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