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utilities control 30 percent of the electric transmission in his state, but are not participating in the California ISO.
Montana commissioner Bob Anderson adds, "How can an ISO be effective in achieving its goals without 100-
percent participation? For instance, Bonneville Power believes it can't join Indego."
Massey sees no easy answer: "Does a patchwork ISO give rise to arguments of discrimination? I think that's a good question."
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