New York Regional Interconnect v. FERC (FERC’s obligation to consider competition)

The AAI filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals urging the Court to reverse a decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that makes it more difficult for new transmission lines to be built in New York than in other parts of the country with regional transmission organizations.  According to the brief, FERC’s decision fails to appreciate the role of expanded transmission capacity in promoting competitive wholesale generation markets, and fails to take seriously FERC’s role in preventing anticompetitive conduct.  The brief was written by AAI Director of Legal Advocacy Richard Brunell with the help of AAI Vice President Diana Moss.