Thursday, December 18, 2003

FERC denies Virginia's request for delay in AEP case

Reuters reports here that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has denied Virginia's request to delay implementation of the ruling that allows American Electric Power ("AEP") to join the PJM multi-state electricity transmission group.

At the same time, one member of the House of Delegates declared that even further delay in allowing Virginia utilities to join regional transmission groups would be necessary to protect Virginia consumers, according to this article in the Richmond paper.

This case seems to be heading for a showdown on the respective powers of state and federal governments over interstate electricity transmission.

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