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2012-11-19 12:21:55

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), received important regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to continue to move its Spoon River and Mark Twain transmission construction projects forward. FERC approved similar regulatory treatment for the Illinois Rivers transmission project in May 2011. The three projects are part of the $1.3 billion...

2012-11-05 08:25:25

Stresses Potential Precedent of IPL Rate Case on FERC's Cost Allocation Policy WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy President and Chief Counsel Sue Sheridan addressed concerns about electric transmission regulations and the prospects for Congress to act on energy issues in 2013 during a recent interview on Focus Washington, a leading webcast specializing in public policy and commentary. Sheridan reiterated the coalition's...

2012-11-01 11:21:55

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has submitted filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking approval to fully separate its Ohio generating assets from its Ohio distribution and transmission operations following an Oct. 17 decision from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in the company's corporate separation case. "These FERC filings are an important next step in our transition to full competition in Ohio. We have...

2012-10-25 19:20:23

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection today proposed ways to increase competition and innovation in the development of electric transmission improvements, to consider public policy requirements and to increase the participation of states and others in the transmission planning process. The filing, made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, addresses the commission's call in its Order 1000 for changes in how electric transmission is planned. "PJM is...

2012-10-25 15:21:15

CARMEL, lnd., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MISO filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission updated tariff and transmission owner agreement language designed to build upon MISO's existing FERC-approved regional transmission planning and cost allocation processes and enhance state participation in planning efforts. In its FERC Order 1000 filing, MISO noted that the regional grid operator's current regional planning and cost allocation processes are already largely compliant...

2012-10-24 07:25:01

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MISO and PJM Interconnection will host their first joint stakeholder workshop regarding interregional requirements of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 1000. This is another step in the RTOs' efforts to work with neighbors to address those requirements. MISO has held similar workshops with the Southwest Power Pool and the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool. PJM has held workshops with New York ISO. This meeting is the...

2012-10-22 15:21:51

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra International today announced that its Mexican business unit Sempra Mexico has been awarded two contracts by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's state-owned electric utility, to construct, own and operate an approximately 500-mile (820-kilometers), $1 billion pipeline network connecting the Northwestern states of Sonora and Sinaloa. After a competitive and transparent international public bidding process, Sempra Mexico's offers...

2012-09-26 14:20:28

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE:NWE) today announced that an Administrative Law Judge has issued an unfavorable non-binding Initial Decision in the Dave Gates Generating Station (DGGS) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rate proceeding. DGGS is used to provide regulation service to NorthWestern's retail and wholesale customers in Montana. As previously disclosed in our second quarter financial...

2012-09-26 06:21:17

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. announced today that it has received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approval to construct its Minisink Compressor project. In its Notice to Proceed with Construction Activities issued September 18, FERC confirmed that Millennium has received all necessary federal authorizations relevant to this project. "After a long and intensive review process, we are deeply gratified to be able to move...

2012-09-18 10:21:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A formal rulemaking by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may be needed to resolve inconsistent scheduling between the electricity and natural gas markets, FERC member Philip Moeller said Tuesday at a Platts Energy Podium newsmaker event in Washington. Among the options available to the commission to address the increasing tension between gas suppliers and power generators: a full rulemaking. Such would be a significant procedural...