Yesterday, December 16, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally approved a proposal by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) that significantly changes how large transmission upgrades are funded across the MISO region.

MISO’s proposal creates a new category of transmission projects called Multi-Value Projects (MVPs) for upgrades that are determined to enable reliable and economic delivery of energy in support of public policy mandates or laws that address transmission reliability and congestion across multiple transmission zones.

MISO’s proposal is effective as of July 16, 2010 and thus applies to transmission projects identified in Appendix A of 2010 MISO Transmission Expansion Plan (MTEP).

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If you have any questions about the order, how it may affect your generation or transmission project, or wind energy development in the Midwest, please contact one of the following attorneys:

Minneapolis, MN
Mark Hanson at (612) 373-8823 or
Kevin Johnson at (612) 373-8803 or
Kevin Prohaska at (612) 373-8805 or
David Quinby at (612) 373-8825 or
Joe Thompson at (612) 373-8822 or
Sarah Johnson Phillips at (612) 373-8843 or

Portland, OR
Jennifer Martin at (503) 294-9852 or
Marcus Wood at (503) 294-9434 or
Sara Bergan at (503) 294-9336 or
Jason Johns at (503) 294-9618 or