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Colorado PUC Sets Rules for Electricity Market Participation
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has proposed rules that would govern how it will review applications from utilities wishing to join the various regional markets being developed in the Western Interconnection.
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Conditions Finally Reverted to (Somewhat) Normal for SPP in 2023
SPP chalked up numerous successes during 2023 without the effects of a global pandemic or severe winter storms.
FERC Rejects SPP WEIS Market Power Rule

FERC rejected SPP’s proposed market power test for the Western Energy Imbalance Service, saying it gave the Market Monitor too much discretion.

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FERC Rejects Tri-State’s Exit Deal with United Power
FERC found that Tri-State did not demonstrate that United's withdrawal agreement was just and reasonable under the Federal Power Act.
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EPA Power Plant Proposal Gets Mixed Reception in Comments
EPA received comments on its proposal to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants, with some, including ISO/RTOs, arguing the proposal needed major improvements to preserve reliability.
JTIQ Portfolio Cost Estimate Nearly Doubles to $1.9B
The cost estimate for MISO’s and SPP’s package of 345-kV lines meant to facilitate the interconnection of generation at the seams has nearly doubled, the RTOs have said in the past week.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Iterative Changes to Interconnection Queues Discussed at Transmission Summit
At Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit, experts said interconnection requests continue to grow and grid operators have tried to keep pace.
Enel Green Energy
FERC Accepts SPP’s Planning Study Processes for TOs
FERC has approved SPP’s tariff revisions to its transmission planning process that establish new study processes for transmission-owning members.
Office of Nuclear Energy
NextEra Gets Final OK for Kansas-Missouri Tx Line
Kansas regulators have granted a siting permit for NextEra Energy Transmission's Wolf Creek-Blackberry project, clearing the way for construction to begin.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
Texas PUC Rejects SWEPCO Application for Renewables at Pirkey
Texas regulators rejected SWEPCO's application to build renewable generation resources at the site of a coal plant that ceased operations in March.

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