Utilities and generators will find this recent decision by the Minnesota District Court interesting because the issues are similar to energy and environmental laws in other states. The plaintiffs include the State of North Dakota, the Industrial Commission of North Dakota, the Lignite Energy Council, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, the North American Coal Corporation, Great

Entergy’s strategy related to its integration into MISO received another high hurdle this week. The Mississippi Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) denied the Joint Application to transfer ownership and control of Entergy Mississippi’s high voltage transmission system to a subsidiary of ITC Holding Corporation. In its joint application, Entergy and ITC provide several reasons for the

In 2011, Entergy announced it would be joining the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (“MISO”). Entergy’s transmission lines are currently connected to both MISO and Southwest Power Pool’s (“SPP”) networks. In order to fully absorb Entergy’s electricity — which is based in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas — MISO proposed transferring some of the electricity over

Although it was not the primary focus, a recent Seventh Circuit Decision about allocation of transmission project costs could be a game changer for renewable energy. The main purpose of the appeal by the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC”), Michigan Public Service Commission (“MPSC”) and others was to contest FERC’s approval of the Midwest Independent Transmission

The NARUC 2012 Winter Committee Meetings were full of informative sessions. With over 700 people in attendance, the Forum on Reliability and the Environment was definitely one of the popular meetings. The crowd paid close attention to the presentation by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy as she defended the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”) Rule

Yesterday, Entergy announced plans to join the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). The New Orleans based utility had been evaluating its options regarding the best management structure for its transmission system, including proposals from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and MISO. The study done by Entergy included independent analysis of the savings and actual proposals