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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 320. Regulations Governing Transfer of Transmission Assets to Regional Transmission Entities

20VAC5-320-30. Elements of an appropriate regional transmission entity; general categories.

A. Section 56-579 of the Code of Virginia requires that RTEs (i) promote practices for the reliable planning, operating, maintaining, and upgrading of the transmission systems and any necessary additions thereto, and (ii) be consistent with meeting the transmission needs of electric generation suppliers both within and without this Commonwealth.

B. Accordingly, RTEs to which any incumbent electric utility proposes to transfer its transmission assets shall satisfy commission requirements in the following five essential categories before any such transfer will be approved: (i) reliability practices, (ii) pricing and access policies, (iii) independent governance, (iv) consistency with FERC policy, and (v) fair compensation to the transferor.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-579 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. July 19, 2000.

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