From Utility Dive:

MISO’s proposal centers on its LRTP Tranche 1, a set of transmission lines that could support about 53 GW of wind, solar, hybrid and stand-alone battery projects, that is slated to be voted on by the grid operator’s board on July 25. It would also apply to upcoming tranches.

Only about 21% of the estimated value of the proposed LRTP projects are subject to competition, and the MISO proposal may drop that to around 16%, according to Hartman. ”We should be expanding transmission competition eligibility, not contracting it,” he said, adding that R Street, a free-market group, contends that all transmission upgrades above 100 kV be subject to competition.

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