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MISO approves MVP projects; Brookings County-Hampton project construction scheduled to start in 2012

On behalf of Priti Patel and Terry Grove, co-executive directors, CapX2020:
MISO’s analysis clearly demonstrates that all MISO utilities will benefit from the MVP projects, regardless of their location. The tariff provides the certainty necessary for utilities to begin regulatory processes, construction and project plans.

CapX2020 utilities plan to begin construction of the Brookings County-Hampton project in April 2012, a necessary step to increasing electric reliability and enabling new renewable energy connections in the region.

The candidate MVP projects will help expand and enhance the region’s transmission system, reduce congestion, provide access to affordable energy sources, as well as meet public policy requirements, including renewable energy mandates.