D.C.-based think tank R Street Institute expressed concern on Monday about the proposal’s lack of an “independent market monitor that is not answerable to the SEEM board” and asked that FERC require that the proposal be modified to account for such a position. Failing such changes, R Street contends that SEEM “may actually stifle” the goal of “expanding market opportunities to the Southeast.” A technical conference could help the commission explore alternative options for the region, R Street contends.


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