FERC Ruling Stiffs Existing Grid Projects, DC Circ. Told

By Keith Goldberg (November 2, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's erroneous decision allowing new, interregional transmission projects to potentially supplant regional projects already approved by Midcontinent Independent System Operator could unfairly cost the developers of those projects their investments and force consumers to pay for the fallout, the D.C. Circuit heard.

Transmission owners within MISO — which manages the grid through a large swath of the middle of the U.S. — are challenging FERC's orders that the regional grid operator must allow interregional projects to compete with all regional projects, including ones it has already approved, in order to comply with FERC's Order No. 1,000, a...

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