7th Circ. Says RTO Can Charge Providers For Wind Project

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Friday affirmed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders allowing a regional transmission organization to charge its members to finance the construction of transmission lines for electricity generated by remote wind farms.

In 2010, Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. sought the FERC's approval to impose a tariff on its 130 provider members to fund the construction of new high-voltage power lines called multivalue projects. The commission approved MISO's rate design and pilot projects, and petitions to review the agency's decision were later consolidated...
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