On August 25, FERC issued its ruling on the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) plan to reform the generator interconnection queue process – the method by which transmission requirements for generators wishing to connect new projects to the grid in the Midwest are reviewed and approved.  FERC conditionally accepted the proposed tariff revisions, with an effective date of August 25, 2008, and directed MISO to make a compliance filing within 30 days of the Order.  Major changes include addition of a Pre-Queue Phase, addition of a Fast Track Process, revisions to the amount and timing of deposits, revisions to the milestones projects must meet to move forward, and limitations on the ability to suspend.

Watch for a client alert shortly!