RTO Insider Article: LS Power Transmission Cost Containment Proposal Endorsed by PJM Stakeholders
Cost Containment Coming to PJM Transmission Bids
May 24, 2018
By Rory D. Sweeney
VALLEY FORGE, PA. — PJM stakeholders resoundingly endorsed LS Power’s controversial proposal to bring cost-containment measures into the RTO’s transmission planning process following more than two hours of debate before the Markets and Reliability Committee on Thursday.
The proposal will require PJM to evaluate cost commitments — including construction costs, return on equity and capital structure — in its analysis of competitive bids for transmission construction.
The approval came after a last-ditch attempt to delay a vote fell short.
TOs, who have been fighting the proposal for months, overwhelmingly opposed the measure.
Thursday’s standoff was set in motion at January’s MRC, when stakeholders voted to defer a vote on an earlier LS Power proposal.
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