A FERC administrative law judge will attempt to settle TransSource’s complaint against PJM concerning the costs of three network upgrades that the company says are being inflated by transmission owners (EL15-79).
TransSource alleges that PJM has refused to provide the company with files relevant to the system impact studies showing the underlying costs of the upgrades, which the company says is in violation of the RTO’s Tariff. PJM maintains that it provided TransSource with all the necessary data and that it is under no obligation to provide the specific files the company is requesting.
The Independent Market Monitor last month requested that FERC settle the dispute. (See PJM Monitor Asks FERC to Resolve TransSource Dispute.) PJM responded by saying it was willing to informally meet with the Monitor, TransSource and the relevant transmission owners to discuss the studies. TransSource rejected this, supporting the Monitor and insisting on a formal process.
The commission said Thursday that it could not rule based on the record before it and set the case for hearing and settlement procedures.
— Michael Brooks