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Supreme Court refuses challenge to MISO's cost allocation scheme

Posted by Industry News on Feb 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator's cost allocation scheme for regional power line projects ruling. The challenge was brought on by utilities and regulators in Illinois and Michigan in hopes of countering a lower court’s June ruling which approved the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision. FERC has decided to allow MISO to spread the cost of building of regional “multi-value”  among its members. Many multi-value projects are designed to promote wind generation from remote areas. Read more here and here.