Q: Would projects that are proposed through the LRTP process be eligible for competitive bid or is the project handed over to the incumbent utilities by default?
- No facilities are not assigned directly to the incumbent utilities. A facility would be assigned to the incumbent if its meets one of the exclusions under the Tariff.
- For Tranche 1 of the LRTP, see MISO's Eligible Projects webpage for information on which facilities are eligible for the Competitive Transmission Process:
https://www.misoenergy.org/planning/planning/eligible-projects/ and also see MISO's Competitive Transmission Administration webpage for further information about competitive project RFPs and schedule:
- For Tranche 2 of the LRTP, we don't have specific competitive projects to share currently with timelines, the analysis is ongoing.
- Attachment FF Section VII.C. Request for Proposals discusses the timelines that MISO is required to meet if we determine there are competitive facilities.