FERC reversal on electric co-op exit fee jurisdiction could have broader rate implications, analysts say

Utility Dive: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday reversed a March decision regarding jurisdiction over electric cooperative exit fees, in a ruling that experts say could have broader implications for rate cases.

FERC now says it has exclusive jurisdiction over Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s member system exit charges, preempting work the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has been doing to set exit fees for a pair of distribution cooperatives that are members of Tri-State.

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