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MISO received FERC approval for these project cost allocation methodologies.

So far, MISO has avoided controversies in transmission project competitive bids like PJM's Artificial Island.

Unfortunately for competitive transmission developers and fortunately for incumbent transmission owners, the following states in MISO have Right of First Refusal (ROFR) laws, which favor their transmission utilities as opposed to independent transmission companies - Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. Source -


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Matt Chester on Aug 24, 2022

So are the next steps pretty well understood or is there still some debate about what direction some of these outcomes will take? 

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Rao Konidena on Aug 25, 2022

Matt - MISO has limited experience with the competitive transmission bidding processes. Even though MISO started this bidding process in the 2015 cycle. It is difficult to answer your question until these 3 RFPs are released in Sep, Dec, and Mar. Only $2B out of the approved $10B is competitively bid. That was unexpected in my opinion.  

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