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Alliance RTO Responds to FERC Concerns

LCG, Sept. 18, 2000--The Alliance regional transmission organization, a proposed profit-making transmission company or "transco" that would operate in nine Midwest and Southeast states, on Friday responded to conditions imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in orders issued last December and in May of this year.

The companies organizing the Alliance RTO hope to have it up and running by Dec. 15, 2001.

The filing made with FERC on Friday, according to Alliance, eliminates multiple transmission access charges, which are sometimes called "rate pancaking." The proposed rate design would apply one standard transmission rate for all transactions that deliver power inside the Alliance RTO, and another standard rate for all transactions that deliver power outside or through the Alliance RTO.

"The proposed rate design accommodates the various state retail competition programs in which the Alliance transmission owners must participate, minimizes cost shifts among companies and customer classes, introduces a framework that will support a viable transmission business and establishes a level playing field for generators which should facilitate a broad regional market," Alliance said in a news release.

The filing also includes a pro-forma inter-RTO coordination agreement that addresses seams issues, including security coordination, market monitoring, regional planning, pricing reciprocity andtransmission capability calculations, the statement said.

The companies seeking to form the Alliance RTO are American Electric Power Co., Consumers Energy Co., Detroit Edison Co., First Energy Corp. and Virginia Electric & Power Co. Together they own 43,300 miles of transmission lines over 124,000 square miles in nine contiguous states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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