The commission’s Feb. 5 order rejected protests by MISO’s Independent Market Monitor, NYISO, American Municipal Power, Illinois Municipal Electric Agency and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. (ER17-2291). (See Critics Protest PJM Dynamic Transfers Plan.)
In its protest, NYISO said PJM’s rules will likely cause “adverse reliability impacts” and “exacerbate interregional seams.” But PJM pointed out that there are no resources currently pseudo-tied into PJM from NYISO.
The MISO Monitor David Patton contended FERC should not consider PJM’s proposal separately from other pending pseudo-tie proceedings. The plan creates “substantial economic and reliability harm to the customers in [the MISO and PJM] area,” he said.
The commission was unpersuaded, saying: “The terms of the proposed revisions and pseudo-tie agreements are not unjust and unreasonable merely because the commission has not yet acted in the other proceedings.” FERC also rejected the Monitor’s request for a technical conference.
“We agree with PJM that the pseudo-tie agreements and corresponding Tariff and Operating Agreement revisions promote uniformity among the pseudo-tie and dynamic schedule requirements and increase the transparency and efficiency of the implementation process,” the commission said.
— Rich Heidorn Jr.