From Bridge Michigan :
Under Senate Bill 103 , a federal requirement for competitive bidding on major energy infrastructure projects would be eliminated. That means when many of Michigan’s massive electric transmission lines are replaced or newly built, only one company would be allowed to build & operate them in most instances .
- “Bridge Michigan”: https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/opinion-gov-whitmer-must-protect-against-rising-energy-prices
- “ Senate Bill 103”: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(bjpyv43e00roiw2toagsjgkd))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2021-SB-0103
- “ only one company would be allowed to build & operate them in most instances”: https://www.rstreet.org/2021/06/24/right-of-first-refusal-laws-for-electric-transmission-are-anti-competitive-in-interstate-commerce/