Wednesday, April 02, 2003
SCC defends avoiding regional power transmission
In this article, Virginia's State Corporation Commission responds to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") regarding charges that the new Virginia statute precluding Virginia companies from joining a regional power transmission system is unconstitutional under the Interstate Commerce Clause. The article says that "The SCC has advised the federal agency that states legally share jurisdiction over the transfer of management and control of transmission lines to regional organizations. The SCC said it knows of no judicial opinion that says the division of responsibility between the states and federal government violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, as the three states claim."