The Financing Options For New Transmission

Law360, New York (August 23, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT) -- As new high-voltage transmission increasingly becomes a stand-alone business, the structures for ownership and financing of that business continue to evolve. Drivers for new high-voltage transmission include the need for reliability and for delivery from energy sources under renewable portfolio standards, the availability of federal stimulus funds or loan guaranties, the support of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with rate incentives, and other mechanisms including the adoption of the anchor-customer structure for merchant transmission.

Ownership Structures

Two recent developments involving American Electric Power Co. Inc. and...
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