Montana Appeals FERC Ruling On Utility Competition

Law360 (August 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Arguing electric supplier PPL Corp. shouldn't be allowed to set its own rates since it dominates the market, the Montana Public Service Commission has taken umbrage at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruling that found PPL had no monopoly—and taken the issue to the Ninth Circuit.

The move comes on the heels of a similar appeal filed there last week by the state's Consumer Counsel. Both appeals were filed after FERC denied the groups' request for a rehearing of the decision on PPL that it made...
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