Concentrated Transmission Assets

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Public Utilities Fortnightly and POWERdat®

Fortnightly Magazine - February 15 2002
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DC PSC RFP Technical Consultant for Formal Case (FC) No. 1156

The need to invest in new and upgraded transmission has been getting a lot of airtime recently. Some big bucks likely will be spent on new facilities in the next several years.

Yet, there is another way in which investment in transmission is likely to surge in the near future - in the buying and selling of transmission assets and in the restructuring of the transmission business. It may be that the dollar volume of such financial transactions rivals that of investment in new and upgraded facilities in the next three to five years. Further, this together with continuing merger activity among utilities will increase the concentration of ownership of transmission assets.

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