FERC’s Transmission Pricing Policy

Michael Giberson

In other FERC news, Platt’s is reporting that Chairman Pat Wood said the Commission would soon approve a policy statement to encourage transmission owners to either join regional transmission operators or completely divest their transmission to a third party. Wood told Platts Monday that the agency at its Dec 15 open meeting will release the finalized version of the transmission pricing policy statement it unveiled in early 2003.

Unfortunately I’ll miss the FERC meeting — the first regularly-scheduled FERC meeting that I will miss in about 3 years — because I’ll be at the Carnegie-Mellon/EPRI conference, “Electricity Transmission in Deregulated Markets,” with Lynne presenting our paper on public goods arguments in electric reliability.