Wind Generators — Transmission Owners And Operators

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- On June 16, 2011, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upheld two North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) determinations that the owners of generator tie-line interconnection facilities could be required to register as transmission owners and transmission operators (TO/TOP).[1]

In an order, FERC denied the appeals of Cedar Creek Wind Energy LLC (Cedar Creek) and Milford Wind Corridor Phase I LLC (Milford), which had argued that NERC and the Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC) misapplied NERC's registration criteria to their interconnection facilities.

In affirming the NERC...
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