The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) plans to investigate the membership requirements set by the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP), especially as they pertain to power marketers (Docket Nos. ER94-1529-001 and 002, and EL95-77-000).
The FERC found last December that certain MAPP membership criteria are framed in terms of traditional utility attributes (em e.g., ownership of generation and transmission facilities, interconnected operation, system load and related reserve obligations (em that entities such as power marketers do not possess. The FERC found the membership requirement potentially unreasonable, but deferred its investigation to give MAPP an opportunity to revise the criteria as part of a consensual regional transmission group filing. MAPP believes the revisions will meet the needs of a competitive marketplace.
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