Coalition Requests FERC Investigation Into RTOs

Law360 (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A coalition of electricity consumers and advocacy organizations has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to investigate “unreasonable” wholesale power prices in certain U.S. markets.

In a petition filed Monday with FERC, the 41-member coalition said the rates consumers paid in regional transmission organization, or RTO, market regions were consistently higher than the rates consumers paid in regulated market regions.

The coalition, which includes AARP, the American Antitrust Institute, the American Forest & Paper Association, the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, the Consumer Federation...
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